Advanced Patch Testing Overview
Rashes can happen throughout the face and body. It isn’t always easy to determine what’s causing them. Advanced patch testing is a simple, scientific method that helps find out why you’re breaking out.
What Can Patch Testing Diagnose?
Patch testing is a diagnosis tool for surface allergens. The procedure can tell us if your rash is a result of pollen, mold, animal dander, or contact substances such as shampoos, makeup, or cleaning supplies.
How Does Patch Testing Work?
Strips of chambers are filled with suspect antigens and placed on your back in rows. After 48-hours you’ll come back for an in-office analysis. In some cases, you’ll need to return a second time 3-5 days later for examination.
What Happens Next?
After we’ve determined the cause of your skin rash, one of our board-certified doctors will customize a treatment plan to help you get rid of it. Your treatment may include prescription medications, corticosteroid shots, or medical-grade topical creams. We’ll also be able to provide you with advice on how to prevent recurrences.