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?

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.