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At Dermatology in Edmonton, our commitment to excellence sets us apart in the realm of Patch Testing. Our team of dedicated dermatologists is equipped with extensive expertise in diagnosing and managing allergic skin reactions through precise patch testing methods. What distinguishes us is our unwavering dedication to personalized care, accurate identification of allergens, and tailored treatment plans. We understand the profound impact allergic reactions can have on your quality of life, and our advanced techniques ensure we address the root causes effectively. Choose us for Patch Testing to experience compassionate care, accurate diagnoses, and a path toward healthier skin.

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Why Are Patch Testing Important?

Accurate Diagnosis

Patch testing helps identify specific allergens causing skin reactions, enabling precise treatment and avoidance strategies.

Tailored Treatment

Understanding allergens allows dermatologists to create personalized treatment plans, reducing symptoms and improving skin health.

Preventive Care

Early detection of allergens helps prevent future allergic reactions, minimizing discomfort and potential complications.

Quality of Life

By pinpointing triggers, patch testing improves patients' quality of life by reducing skin discomfort, irritation, and anxiety.

Avoiding Aggravation

Identifying allergens prevents unnecessary exposure, reducing the risk of exacerbating skin conditions or triggering new reactions.

When to see a Dermatologist for Patch Testing?

If you’re experiencing persistent skin issues, such as rashes, redness, itching, or swelling, and suspect they might be due to allergens, it’s advisable to consult a dermatologist for patch testing. Patch testing is especially recommended when over-the-counter treatments haven’t provided relief or if there’s a history of allergic reactions. Individuals with conditions like contact dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis could benefit from patch testing to identify triggering allergens.

Recommended Frequency

The frequency of patch testing can vary depending on individual circumstances, age, and risk factors. Typically, adults who suspect allergens should undergo patch testing initially to identify triggers. Younger individuals, especially children, might require patch testing if they develop persistent skin issues. For those with a history of skin allergies or conditions that might be exacerbated by allergens, regular follow-up patch testing might be recommended to ensure proper management and adjustment of treatment plans.

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Procedures and Treatments of Patch Testing

Consultation and Examination

The process begins with a comprehensive consultation with a dermatologist. They will examine your skin condition, medical history, and any potential triggers.

Patch Test Panel Selection

Based on your symptoms and history, the dermatologist selects a customized patch test panel containing various allergens commonly associated with contact dermatitis.

Application of Patches

The selected allergens are applied to your skin using adhesive patches, usually on your upper back. The patches are left in place for around 48 hours.

Patch Removal and Reading

After the designated time, the patches are removed, and your dermatologist will carefully evaluate the skin's reactions to each allergen. This assessment helps identify the triggers causing your symptoms.

Interpretation and Allergen Identification

Your dermatologist interprets the results, identifying which allergens have caused skin reactions. This information is crucial for devising an effective treatment plan.

Discussion of Results

Your dermatologist will discuss the test results with you, providing information about the identified allergens and guiding you on how to avoid them in the future.

Treatment Plan

Based on the results, your dermatologist will create a personalized treatment plan to manage your allergic contact dermatitis. This may involve avoiding specific products, using hypoallergenic alternatives, and prescribing suitable medications.


Depending on your skin's response and the severity of your condition, follow-up appointments may be scheduled to monitor progress and adjust the treatment plan if necessary.

Why is Dermatologyinedmonton is the best Dermatologist for Patch Testing In edmonton?

Dermatology in Edmonton stands out as the premier choice for Patch Testing due to our unwavering commitment to accurate diagnoses and personalized care. Our patient-centric philosophy drives us to provide clear explanations of results and create effective treatment strategies. With a proven track record of successful outcomes and a dedication to patient well-being, we emerge as the optimal destination for Patch Testing in Edmonton. Trust us to uncover the triggers and guide you towards a healthier, allergy-free skin.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Patch testing is a diagnostic procedure used to identify allergies or sensitivities to various substances that may be causing skin reactions. Small amounts of potential allergens are applied to the skin under adhesive patches, and the skin's reaction is monitored over a period of time to determine if there is an allergic response.

Individuals who experience persistent or recurring skin reactions, such as rashes, itching, or redness, and suspect that it might be due to contact with certain substances should consider getting patch testing. It's especially useful for diagnosing allergic contact dermatitis, a condition where the skin reacts to specific allergens.

The patch testing procedure typically involves three visits. During the first visit, patches with potential allergens are applied to the skin. After 48 hours, the patches are removed, and the skin's initial reaction is evaluated. A second reading is done 72 to 96 hours after the patches are applied to check for delayed reactions.

Patch testing is generally safe, but there is a possibility of developing localized skin reactions at the patch application sites. These reactions are usually mild and temporary. It's essential to follow the dermatologist's instructions and avoid getting the patch sites wet during the testing period.

Before undergoing patch testing, it's important to inform your dermatologist about any medications you are taking and any existing skin conditions. Avoid using topical medications on the back where the patches will be applied for at least a week before the testing. It's also recommended to avoid excessive sun exposure to the back before the procedure.