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Will a bath spread a chickenpox rash?

Don't worry. Baths will not spread the rash you have from chickenpox from one part of the body to another. Actually, baths are encouraged for people with chickenpox because they can help relieve itching. It is far better to take a cool water bath to help the itch than to scratch at it.

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