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Patch Testing

Learn what is causing your rash

Patch testing is used for patients with dermatitis to find out whether substances coming into contact with the skin are causing or aggravating their condition. Potential causes of contact dermatitis include fragrances, preservatives, dyes, metals, plants and other chemicals.

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When an allergic patient comes into contact with an allergen they are sensitive to, they will develop an itchy eczema like rash that can appear anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks later. This delayed onset makes identifying the causative agent of contact dermatitis very challenging based on history alone. In patch testing, small aliquots of potential allergens are applied to the skin of the back to replicate a localized allergic contact reaction. At the final reading, allergens that result in eczema are identified and instructions on avoidance are provided. Patch tests differ from skin prick tests, which are used to diagnose systemic allergy and are of limited use in dermatitis.

Learn more about patch testing at the American Academy of Dermatology Association website.

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SOHO
73 Spring Street #303 New York, NY 10012

73 Spring Street #303
New York, NY 10012

Monday – Friday: 9am – 8pm

TRIBECA
95 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007

95 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007

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Thurs: 9am-5pm

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4 West 58th street, 13th Floor

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