The scalp, like the rest of the skin may be affected by atopic dermatitis. In this case, the condition can be even more contentious than the skin on other parts of the body, since it has the highest concentration of nerve endings (up to 600/cm2) and can exacerbate the sensitivity and reactions of people who suffer from it.
Furthermore, there is a problem associated with atopic scalp: dryness. For the scalp atopic skin condition is often accompanied by a tendency to dryness. This causes the thinning of the skin layers forming a decreasing resistance to the penetration of exogenous agents, resulting in a reduced protection against irritation and external damage.