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Chicken pox incubation period - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Dr, Good evening
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   I like to know the potential transfer period of Chicken pox...i.e. I got chicken pox 7 days back with symptom. I have recovered now. How long should I isolate myself from others?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   The incubation period of chicken pox ranges from 7 days to 14 days.
Doctor :   It would be better to isolate for a week more.
User :   ok, thanks, Does this incubation period starts when I see the skin rash first time? or even before that?
Doctor :   its starts 2 to 3 days before rash and 7 after the reduction of the rashes.
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   Nothing else at this moment
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Bye.
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