Hi doctor, my friend was having chicken pox earlier and he had bath before 4 Days as per doctors instruction. Is it ok for me to talk to him and meet him now? Is the disease still contagious? I have heard that it is more likily to spread after the bath Is it true? Can i meet my friend and talk to him now?
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Patients are infectious from ?48 hours before appearance of vesicles until the final lesions have crusted. Historically, most people acquired chickenpox during childhood and developed lifelong immunity.