U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A member asked:

My husband has dry scalp on top of his head it is now oozing a clear liquid. and i his doc. thinks its from not wearing a hat during the summer. it itches and he keeps irritating it

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
This : This may be actinic changes due to sun exposure. Initial sun damage can be manifested by dry scaly patches. If he is scratching this area it may be "weeping" or producing a serous discharge. You husband should be evaluated by a dermatologist because sun damage could lead to skin cancer. Recommend that he use sun screen with a spf of 45 and wear a hat.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jun 29, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.