How long are you contagious with chickenpox?

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asked May 17 in Body/Skin by K Edison (500 points)
How long are you contagious with chickenpox?

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answered May 17 by Gracy (25,510 points)
When you have chickenpox you're contagious for 2 days before the spots of the chickenpox appear and then you're contagious for up to 5 to 6 days after the spots of the chickenpox appears on your skin.

Wait until after 1 day after the chickenpox goes away before sending your child back to school or if it's an adult also wait up to a day after the chickenpox goes away before you go back to work.

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