Lice treatments has had an uptick in new lice removal businesses across the country? Of course, it is a wonderful service to provide for those of us who are struck by surprise.

In feeling the way I do about bugs, I probably would do the same thing.  No doubt, I would shave my head; but would utilize the service for my daughter.

Cleaning up Lice Treatments

In a May 27, 2011 article, “Cleaning up with lice treatments”, by Jenifer B. McKim, Globe Staff on Boston.com, reported: “The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates six to 12 million children suffer from lice.

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 a gross exaggeration; 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 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? Indeed, there has to be much more done in treating these pesky bugs.

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

In conclusion, this post is a dedication to Freedom from Lice.

As always, I welcome your comments.