Patch Testing for Allergic Contact Dermatitis
The Allergy Group offers the most accurate and extensive methods of testing for substances that touch the skin and cause dermatitis (a poison-ivy type of rash). Examples of these substances would be metals like nickel, perfumes, hair dye ingredients, and antibiotic ointments. For more detailed list of products, please see allergic contact dermatitis.
In addition to treating the rash with appropriate medications, the board-certified allergist will give the patient extensive information on how to avoid these allergic triggers.
In special cases, physician may ask the patient to bring the products they use and test with those to determine allergic triggers.