Dandruff is never a pleasant thing to have. And it's just not because you can have flakes on your shoulder and it's just too gross, but also because it can have a host of other side effects.
Pimples: According to Dr Mukesh Batra, the dry skin flakes can clog pores, leading to breakouts on your face. And if you have acne-prone skin, dandruff can make the problem even worse. So, as much as you can, make sure that you keep your hair from falling on your face.
Itchy scalp: When you suffer from dandruff, the scalp produces and sheds excessive amounts of dead skin cells, that makes your scalp very itchy. So be sure you contact a doctor if you fail to control the condition with home remedies.
Back acne: According to dermatologist Dr S.S Tarsi, dandruff is one of the most frequent causes of back acne. So, one of the best ways to prevent back acne is treating its underlying cause, and that is dandruff.
Hair fall: Though dandruff is not directly related to hair fall, the constant itching can lead to it. However, dermatitis (a scalp skin condition) could be the underlying cause of both dandruff and hair fall, says Trichologist Dr Apoorva Shah.
Psoriasis: Dandruff can also lead to psoriasis, a skin condition that can cause thick patches of red, scaly skin to develop on various parts of the scalp says dermatologist Dr Sejal Shah. The rough skin patches can also develop on the back of your ears and back.
Eye infection: According to a study published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, blepharitis is a common eye infection which is caused by dandruff. The infection is characterised by red, itchy and irritated eyelids and the formation of dandruff-like scales on eyelashes.
Oily hair: Your scalp may also produce an excess amount of oil when you suffer from dandruff. This can make your hair very oily and greasy, so make sure you wash your hair regularly.