Contact dermatitis is a reaction that occurs when you touch your skin with a substance that causes irritation, rash, itching, and other symptoms. Texas Dermatology offers contact dermatitis patch testing for children, teenagers, and adults in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels, and other areas of Texas.
What is Contact Dermatitis Patch Testing?
Contact dermatitis patch testing is a procedure that helps you identify what substances are causing your contact dermatitis or allergic reaction. You may be allergic to ingredients in your skin care products, certain materials or particles that are in the air, such as pet dander. Contact dermatitis patch testing is a valuable tool to help you understand how to improve your environment and reduce the frequency at which you experience skin irritation.
How Much Does Contact Dermatitis Patch Testing Cost?
At Texas Dermatology, we perform a comprehensive range of contact dermatitis patch testing for each patient, so the cost does vary. After your consultation with Dr. Browning or one of our other dermatologists, we can explain how much the patch testing will cost. You may be eligible for financing through CareCredit® if you are interested in making payments for the procedure.
What Are the Benefits of Contact Dermatitis Patch Testing?
The primary benefit of contact dermatitis patch testing is to clearly identify the allergens that are causing your symptoms. You can use this information to improve your environment so that you do not experience allergic reactions, or you can advise your allergy specialist about the results to guide your medication options.
Am I a Candidate for Contact Dermatitis Patch Testing?
If you have a rash or other type of skin irritation that has not been linked to an injury, insect sting or other known source, we invite you to schedule a consultation to discuss contact dermatitis patch testing with one of our dermatologists.
How is Contact Dermatitis Patch Testing Performed?
We perform skin examinations and conduct patch testing for adults and children suffering from contact dermatitis. Patch testing is done to identify the irritants and allergens that are causing dermatitis. With extended series testing, a broad range of allergens is evaluated. Whether it is coming from environmental irritants, personal care products, or other factors, our dermatologists will pinpoint and treat all causes of dermatitis.
What is the Recovery Like After Contact Dermatitis Patch Testing?
Contact dermatitis patch testing is intended to produce a reaction in your skin, so you may experience redness, itching, and other symptoms. This is a normal outcome of the procedure.
How Do I Find Contact Dermatitis Patch Testing Doctors Near Me?
Dr. John Browning is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology. He leads a team of expert dermatologists who work with patients of all ages who live in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels and the surrounding areas of Texas, including children, adolescents, and adults. You and your family deserve exceptional care for contact dermatitis patch testing, so contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Alamo Heights, Dominion, Kenedy, Mission Trail, and New Braunfels.