Allergy / Patch Testing in Dermatitis

Please note that a referral from a Dermatologist is required.
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We can help with your Dermatitis

We can identify two types of contact dermatitis:

  • Irritant contact dermatitis – caused by a substance being in direct touch with the skin but does not involve the immune system.
  • Allergic contact dermatitis – caused by a sensitivity or over-sensitivity to a particular substance and does affect the immune system.

An allergic reaction is unique to the individual and substance. Contact between the skin and the substance will cause a rash and the rash will disappear if contact is avoided. This condition can be effectively treated once a diagnosis is made.*

The patch test involves applying different substances to the skin under the adhesive tape. These are left on the skin for 48 hours, after which the reaction is the examined to determine which substance is causing the allergic reaction.  

* Individual results may vary. A referral from a Dermatologist is essential.

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An improvement in your diagnosis.

Each session takes between 15 – 20 minutes.

As prescribed by your Dermatologist.

There are no known side effects.

There is no downtime and patients can continue with their normal skin care regime.