Chickenpox appears 10 to 21 days after introduction to the virus and usually lasts for 5 to 10 days. A rash is the prime manifestation of the disease. Once the chickenpox rash appears, it goes through two phases, small fluid-filled blisters (vesicles), and crusts and scabs, which cover the broken blisters. Other symptoms that surface 1 to 2 days before the rash include:
- Loss of appetite.
- A general feeling of being unwell.
- Raised pink or red bumps.