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A transparent fluid releases from my scalp. Is that due to head lice?


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Published At May 24, 2019
Reviewed AtAugust 2, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I do not know what happened to my scalp. A transparent fluid releases from my scalp and because of this, my scalp becomes hard. I am unable to comb my hair. After scratching it feels like burning. Can this problem arise due to lice in the head? Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Rajesh Gulati


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Yes, this is happening due to excessive scratching of the scalp that is rupturing the membrane of the scalp, and thus a white discharge is coming out. Please do not scratch so much. Please wash your hair daily with some anti-lice shampoo or neem water. You may also use some anti-dandruff shampoo also that should be mild because scratching can happen due to dandruff also. Apply Aloe Vera gel on the scalp to give you a soothing effect and heal the injury naturally. You have to keep your scalp clean by washing your hair daily for a few days, and lice will diminish.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Rajesh Gulati
Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Family Physician

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