The brisk fall weather can bring about dreaded cold, sinus and allergy symptoms including itchy irritated skin. Fear not! As of Sept. 24thwe began to offer Patch Testing in our office so you can determine all those pesky little irritants and do something about them!This patch testing will allow us to determine if a skin condition is caused by an allergic reaction to any specific substances such as jewelry, fragrances, plants, medication and so forth. Many people suffer from allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, and “refractory” or unexplained eczema and never know the cause(s).
As many as 10% of all dermatology clinic visits involve some form of contact dermatitis. With patch testing we can help you identify the irritants and help you develop a treatment/action plan. While history helps doctors diagnose allergies and dermatitis, it is said that 20% to 80% of cases are misdiagnosed without patch testing. We are now able to test 145 different substances using the patch test. With the results of the test we are capable of giving patients a full list of things that they should avoid as well as products and things that are alright for them to use.Call today to schedule your patch testing and get on the road to a healthier, happier you!