Patch test

What is Patch test?

A test of skin sensitiveness: a small piece of paper, tape, or a cup, wet with nonirritating diluted test fluid, is applied to skin of the upper back or upper outer arm and after 48 hours the covered is compared with the uncovered surface; an erythematous reaction with vesicles occurs if the substance causes contact allergy.

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Hi there my mum has had knee replacements done in both knees at the same time 31/2 mnths ago. Ever since she has terrible itching esp around the...

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Brief Answer:
Skin and patch test for metals & cement.

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Thanks for your query.

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Hi doctor. I have used a new type of black castor oil whoch i brought in online without enquiring about it. I applied fa two days on my head n top...

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irritant contact dermatitis with secondary infection

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Area: Allergy Check.
Someone i know has an eye problem called CSR (Central Serous Reitonpathy)

They have been asked to undergo the test:...

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No need to worry much.

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I can understand your concern.

First of all,...

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My query is to a dermatologist. My Name is Mrs. Nair, age- 38 years, female. My problem is listed below:

In 2006 April I started having hyper...

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My name is Leah, and I had a patch test done last week. I have discovered that I am highly allergic to nickel and potassium dichromate (both were a...

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for the past few months my 2 year old has complained of itching on her arms and legs and around her back. there is no rash just lots of scratch...

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