Patch Testing is a diagnostic procedure used to identify contact allergens that may be causing allergic reactions in individuals with allergic contact dermatitis.

During the test, small patches containing various allergens are applied to the patient’s back and secured with adhesive tape. The patches remain in place for approximately 48 hours, during which time the patient avoids getting them wet or engaging in activities that may cause sweating.

After the patches are removed, the skin is observed for signs of a reaction, such as redness, swelling, or itching, which indicate sensitivity to specific allergens.

Patch testing is a safe and reliable method for identifying contact allergens, including substances found in cosmetics, fragrances, metals, and other everyday products. Results are typically available within a week, allowing for interpretation and personalized treatment planning.

Our allergists specialize in patch testing, using standardized panels of allergens and adhering to strict protocols to ensure accurate and reliable results.

By identifying specific contact allergens, we can develop personalized treatment plans, including allergen avoidance strategies, product recommendations, and education on reading product labels to prevent future allergic reactions.

Today to schedule an appointment for patch testing and take the first step towards better allergy management and improved skin health

Patch Testing