Lice Treatments

Have you noticed there has been a big increase in new lice removal businesses across the country? I think it is a wonderful service to provide for those of us who are struck by surprise. Feeling the way I do about bugs, I probably would do the same thing…shave my head, but would utilize the service for my daughter.

In a May 27, 2011 article, Cleaning up with lice treatments, by Jenifer B. McKim, Globe Staff on, reported:

Richard J. Pollack, a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health, worries about unlicensed practitioners going into homes and diagnosing the existence of lice. Pollack believes the number of lice infestations is grossly exaggerated because people mistake a spec of dust, dandruff, or a random fly for a louse.

And Pollack remains confident in over-the-counter and prescription treatments because there so much data are available about their safety and efficacy. Adverse health effects from such products are “trivial unless you are an insect,’’ he said.

Is this guy for real? Are you insulted by his comments?

She also reported: In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration warned that shampoos made with the chemical Lindane can cause seizures and even death, especially among children and babies. Despite the concerns, prescription-only treatments containing Lindane remain available in most of the country. The FDA says the treatments should be used only when other products are ineffective.

Really? Now tell me, do you trust what Richard Pollack has to say?

Wouldn’t you prefer to not deal with bugs at all?

Dedicated to Freedom from Lice,

Grace Ratto