So the skin is much more sensitive to any new 'agent or cause' that will cause the allergic reaction.Allergic contact eczema is problematic simply because of repeated 'contact' with and irritating agent or chemical or anything that irritates the skin.Often it is the repeated contact 'over time' such as the skin contacting belt buckles or the chemical from cleaning of the belt buckle.

Try to think of what you have used lately or something that your skin rubs against fairly often or in 'contact with'.

And for more information, you may visit the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology to learn more of allergic contact eczema or dermatitis at Allergic contact dermatitis which is caused by your body's reaction to something that directly contacts the skin .

Irritant contact eczema is exactly what the name states of 'irritants that the skin comes into contact with that causes eczema'.

Obviously they are some item that the skin is not accommodating and very much unlike the skin, thus the irritation.

The list of irritants can range from gasoline spilled when fueling your car or lawn mower to chemical used to clean paint brushes and onward to very common household cleansers and detergents. Excellent moisturizers are pure jojoba oil and Safflower oil.

Symptoms include scaling and thickening of the skin.Itching occurs where the skin has been in contact with a particular allergen such as cosmetics or nickel in jewelry or irritants such as soap or water. Allergic contact dermatitis refers to exposure to various agents or acids or alkaline products that have a very extreme high alkalinity such as Clorox or other bleaches.Also many common home detergents can cause eczema after repeated exposure.The exposure can happen at your factory, office or even at home.Allergic contact eczema most often occurs when the skin is already sensitive from the past for some good reason.