Patch Testing

What is Patch Testing?

Patch testing is a process used to assist in detecting contact dermatitis due to an allergic reaction. Patching can identify which substances that one has come in contact with that may be causing a delayed allergic reaction. There are no needles or blood testing involved.

How Does Patch Testing Work?

Patches with allergens are placed in groups on the back. Allergic reactions typically appear within 2 to 4 days after the allergen is applied to the skin, but can take up to a week in some cases. Allergens that are applied to the skin are tailored for each individual and their needs. There are 3 to 4 appointments that must take place. The first appointment includes applying the patches, the second appointment is for removing the patches, and the third appointment is for the readings. Some individuals may need a fourth appointment a week to ten days later for a late reading of results. The test itself is painless and simple.

In your own words

Patient Testimonials

34th Street

“Lidija has been very professional and would communicate and explain to me what she was going to do. I felt so relaxed and really enjoyed my skin treatment with her.”

- Flor Campos
Anderson Ln.

“My first visit here was great. Everything from making the appointment to filling out new patient info was efficiently accomplished with a smile from the staff.”

- Dorothy Brady
Anderson Ln.

“I had the smoothest, nicest and memorable experience with EVERY SINGLE person under that roof. If i need to, i’ll return for their services without a second thought.”

- Ty
34th Street

“I’ve been coming to Dr.Cadmus for a little over a year now and before that went to Dr. Farrady. Dr Cadmus is really great! I am always able to get into seeing her quickly and she’s very thorough and great at her profession.”

- Meredith Carroll
34th Street

“Dr. Cadmus and her team have provided exceptional care! She went above and beyond my expectations for helping me with treating a stubborn skin condition I’ve been dealing with. Thank you!”

- Matt McClanahan
Anderson Ln.

“Great office location, very professional, provided excellent care. I just wanted to re-establish myself with a new dermatologist since I moved from another state…”

- Arlynda Rivas