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How many days before the spots come out with chickenpox.....are you infectious????

(9 Posts)
TheQueenOfQuotes Mon 13-Aug-07 20:36:29

Just had an email from a friend who I saw last Monday and Tuesday (and her kids). Apparently her youngest came out with chickenpox on Sunday......DS1 and 2 have had it - but DS3 hasn't.......

MrsSlowLearner Mon 13-Aug-07 20:38:21

The incubation period is 10-20 days.

TheQueenOfQuotes Mon 13-Aug-07 20:39:48

so does that mean that her DS was infectious for 10-20 days before the spots came out??

TheQueenOfQuotes Mon 13-Aug-07 20:47:34


LIZS Mon 13-Aug-07 20:49:01

1 or 2 before spots at most . He will have been incubating it for longer but not been conatgious iyswim. ds3 will not have been infected.

Slubberdegullion Mon 13-Aug-07 20:49:19

Infectious 2 days before spots come out, and until spots crust over.

RubySlippers Mon 13-Aug-07 20:49:36

[[ check this out - says infectious for the three days before spots come out until they have scabbed]

RubySlippers Mon 13-Aug-07 20:49:58

trying again

TheQueenOfQuotes Mon 13-Aug-07 20:50:42

phew thanks - thankgoodnes for that supposed to be visiting my SIL and her kids at the end of the month, plus he's got his jabs next week, - last thing I wanted was chickenpox (especially in the school holidays with the older 2 at home) .

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