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When is the chicken pox most infectious at before the rash

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Hi, when is the chicken pox most infectious at before the rash appears or when it appears ?
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No its not me , is my daughter was talking to a boy in her class last week , and later that night he came out in the rash .
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I'm 31 weeks pregnant and have got a blood test to see if I'm immune to it , but no results yet .
Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: A blood test from me as I'm pregnant . Yes it's urgent question.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thanks, ***** ***** your query, will be replying in few seconds please. DrVasavada

Expert:  DrVasavada replied 1 year ago.

Yes there is fever stage and person is quite capable of shedding virus. If you already had it in childhood, nothing to worry as immunity is lifelong.