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What are the symptoms of chickenpox?

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Symptoms of chickenpox typically appear within 10 to 21 days after you’ve been exposed to the virus. The first sign is usually a general feeling of being unwell. That’s normally followed by these symptoms:

  • Body aches
  • Fever
  • Feeling extremely tired (fatigue)
  • Feeling irritable
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache

From: What Are the Symptoms of Chickenpox? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

PubMed Health: “Varicella (Chickenpox).”

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: “Facts about Chickenpox for Adults.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chickenpox.”

KidsHealth: “Chickenpox,” “What Makes Chickenpox Itch?”

New York State Department of Health: “Chickenpox.”

MedlinePlus: “Chickenpox.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

SOURCES:

PubMed Health: “Varicella (Chickenpox).”

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: “Facts about Chickenpox for Adults.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chickenpox.”

KidsHealth: “Chickenpox,” “What Makes Chickenpox Itch?”

New York State Department of Health: “Chickenpox.”

MedlinePlus: “Chickenpox.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on March 23, 2019

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