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Chicken pox has an incubation period of 10-21 days. This means that you wont have symptoms less than 10 days after exposure nor more than 21 days. Additionally, contagion of chicken pox stops once the actual "breakout" begins. Symptoms vary greatly. Some may experience no symptoms, even being unaware they have or have had chicken pox. Others may experience a general fatigue, cold symptoms, flu-like symptoms, fever, nausea etc.
Children generally experience milder symptoms than adults. If you are an adult and unsure whether you've had chicken pox, have been exposed and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, see your doctor. The effects of chicken pox in adults can have a much more serious impact including pneumonia.
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