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Skin Allergies / Patch Testing

Why Skin Patch Testing 

Allergy skin patch testing is used to identify the allergens that trigger a patient's allergic reaction. This process helps identify what you are allergic to, which will help you know what to avoid and when you might need preemptive medicines. 

What to Expect

  • During this test multiple allergens are applied under a dressing to the patient's skin, including fragrance, preservatives, metals, rubber, and other chemicals that are commonly encountered in the environment and within household items and clothing.
  • After 48 and 72 hours, the skin is reexamined for any reaction. If a reaction occurs to the allergen then an allergy is likely.
  • After a patient's allergy has been diagnosed, a physician will recommend a treatment plan to treat and manage the allergy.

Skin Patch Testing FAQs

  • This procedure is safe, fast, and accurate.
  • The majority of patients experience little to no discomfort.

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