Symptoms of Chickenpox
Symptoms start 10 to 21 days after a person has come in contact with the virus.
Before the rash, a person may have:
- General feeling of discomfort
- Belly pain
A person will then get a rash that turns into itchy, fluid-filled blisters. It may spread over the whole body, including the mouth, eyelids, and genitals. The blisters will burst and scab over in 4 to 7 days. The scabs fall off in about 3 weeks.
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- Chickenpox (varicella). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox.
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- April Scott, NP
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