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Can someone go swimming if they have chicken pox?

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A person with chicken pox should not go swimming until all the blisters have healed notes the Poxclin website. It is still possible for the virus to be spread until the blisters are gone.

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Chicken pox usually lasts about a week after the rash appears. Until all of the blisters are crusted over, the virus can be spread to others. Public places should be avoided as much as possible, the Poxclin website states. Pregnant women can have complications if they contract the virus. A warm bath may help with itching; however, staying in the water too long may cause some discomfort.

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