The average time that one is seriously debilitated with Magpie Pox is about half a week (i.e. ~6 days). Light cases are uncomfortable for that long, maybe have one really bad day; bad cases are out for two weeks, even a month; really bad cases might never completely recover (i.e. down a Health).
Remedies and Recovery
- Mint tea and willow bark: These make the "down time" less unpleasant, and will shave a day or two off of the average time.
- One drop of Snake Oil is similar. Two drops of Snake Oil knocks you out for the full day but when you wake up again, you're much improved.