Allergy is an individual response of the immune system to certain substances. These can be food, plant pollen, book dust, animal hair or chemicals. Allergy can manifest in different ways: from mucosal edema and redness to Quincke's edema and anaphylactic shock.
Allergic contact dermatitis is one of the most difficult allergies to diagnose. Exposure to allergens causes redness and swelling on the skin, spots in the form of eczema, papules. Problem with diagnosis is because of delayed body's reaction to an allergen manifesting itself after a few days, so it can be quite difficult to determine the allergen.
There is no specific treatment for allergic dermatitis and its minor manifestations can be removed by eliminating an irritant causing the body's immune response. In more severe cases, a doctor prescribes antihistamines and corticosteroid ointments.
As it can be quite difficult to identify an allergen, a modern and effective patch testing system is used to identify the substances causing allergic dermatitis. The patch testing is available at the Dobrobut MC network.
The patch testing is the placement of patches on the patient's skin. Due to the high reliability of the obtained results, simplicity and safety of the procedure, the patch testing is the basic examination method and golden standard for diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis according to the modern European and American clinical guidelines.
Before passing the patch test, a patient should refrain from taking taking glucocorticoids 2 weeks before the procedure, ointments, lotions and sprays - 1 week. Antihistamines are not contraindicated.
In order to avoid a false positive reaction, the back skin should be clean: without rashes and redness.
IMPORTANT! To evaluate the results of the patch test a patient should come to the clinic 30-40 minutes before the doctor's appointment to get the system removed by a nurse at the medical treatment room.
A patient can pass the parch test only after the initial consultation of an adult dermatologist.
Patch system is ordered and paid for on the same day using the current price list. The cost of the patch system is not included into the cost of the comprehensive services and is specified at the initial consultation with a doctor before its application.
Adult and children dermatovenerologist, trichologist
15 years of practice