Dandruff usually does not cause any significant complications and is not life-threatening. Extreme cases can result in:
- Hair loss: Extreme cases may lead to itching, scratchiness in scalp. This may cause further scalp infection and subsequent hair loss.
- Seborrheic Dermatitis: Dandruff is considered as mild form of Seborrheic dermatitis. Extreme cases of Dandruff may lead to this condition which is characterized by extremely red, flaky, greasy, skin patches. It extends beyond scalp.
- Depression and Social withdrawal: Some individuals get so affected by the social embarrassment caused by Dandruff that they socially isolate themselves and can even fall into Depression.