Anyone know anything about how you catch scabies and how contagious they are? I know what they are...but am not sure how contagious they are. easy child is working at a daycare and one of the women she works with has a boyfriend who has them (he works at a nursing home). Anyway, the woman is being treated and the boss sent her home. easy child spent an evening at this woman's house last week hanging out on her couch!! Now she's freaking out because her boss said she should be treated just in case; our Dr called in a cream...but we're just wondering: What is the likelihood that she's gotten them? I read at mayoclinic.com that it takes roughly 21 days for the red rash to show up on your skin after the female scabie has burrowed under your skin and laid her eggs. easy child has exzema, but no definitive signs of a rash. Anyone have any experience with these little creatures? Ew. I am so boiling all my linens and towels this weekend.