A 19-year-old female asked:
Can you get scabies from bed sheets and blankets? my friend said he had scabies 2 yrs ago & went away in 2 days & that last time he washed his blankets & sheets were 3 weeks ago & i was just sitting on it. can i get sabies like that?
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Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
FOMITES: Yes! scabies can be contacted through bed-sheets, towels etc. The bug that causes scabies---sarcoptes scabiei, has a tendency to move from one host to another through these media.
Hence the instructions to wash all the clothes that patient has come in contact with ; while treating the patient himself/herself.
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Pathology 49 years experience
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Last updated Apr 28, 2019
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