About Skin Allergy Patch Testing


Understanding Skin Allergy Patch Testing

Different allergies have different symptoms, but the most common symptom is an itchy rash, often with blisters. There can be stinging or burning as well, and the rash can also ooze, crust, or peel. A skin rash can be caused by either an irritant or an allergy, and its location on the body sometimes helps in diagnosing its cause. A skin prick test or patch test can be used to help identify the particular allergen.

It’s important to correctly diagnose what type of allergen is causing your symptoms, because this can affect the course of treatment that Dr Philippe Hamida-Pisal recommends. A skin patch test is used to check for allergic reactions to many substances at the same time.

For this test, paper tapes containing small amounts of many common allergens are applied to the back and left in place for two days. At that time, Dr Philippe will remove the tape and study the results, looking for the redness or blisters that indicate an allergic reaction. The skin patch tests are quick, simple procedures that are safe and produce little discomfort.

By interpreting the results of your skin allergy patch test, DrPhilippe Hamida-Pisal can accurately diagnose the cause of your skin irritation. From there, he is able to decide the right approach for treatment. This could be oral medication, topical creams or lotions or a combination of both. In some cases, the best treatment is simply minimizing contact with the allergen.

If you want a better approach to treatment for your skin rash or irritation, there’s finally a solution that can help. Contact us online today or call +44 (0)2075 809095 to learn more about whether skin allergy patch testing may be right for you.

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