What is Patch testing?

Category: Procedures


A patch test is a method used to determine if a specific substance causes allergic inflammation of the skin in patients with eczema. Any individual with eczema suspected of having allergic contact dermatitis and/or atopic dermatitis should be patch tested.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Eczema 1 0
Eye pain 1 0
Swelling of the mouth 1 0
Tongue tingling 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
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There are no evaluations for Patch testing.