Skin rashes are an uncomfortable nuisance, especially when they’re recurrent. If you or your child is experiencing lingering skin irritation for an unknown reason, there may be something in your household or environment that is triggering allergic contact dermatitis. In turn, it may be time to consider dermatology patch testing. Let’s explore how this diagnostic tool can be used to determine the cause of allergic reactions.
Simply put, a skin allergy patch test involves the application of adhesive patches containing small amounts of potential contact allergens to your skin. Here are a few more details about how the test works:
Offering a high degree of diagnostic accuracy, even for rashes that may take several days to develop, dermatology patch testing works to detect skin allergies to dyes, fragrances, preservatives, metals and other potential skin irritants.
At Kessel Dermatology, our mission is to help our patients thrive by providing them with top-level skin care. We are proud to offer a full range of advanced diagnostic tests, including skin allergy patch testing, as well as advanced treatments for all skin, hair and nail conditions.
If you suspect that you or a family member may be experiencing allergic contact dermatitis or another skin condition, call our office at 609-890-2600. Our professionals can help you understand the nature of your condition and create an individualized plan of action to effectively manage or resolve your skin irritation.