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Houston Dermatology

​Patch Testing Detects Allergens

Any number of common substances can be a source of allergens that cause contact dermatitis.

One of the benefits of patch testing is that it can detect allergic reactions potentially due to more than 80 substances that are commonly in contact with the skin. These substances include:

  • Preservatives
  • Metals
  • Fragrances
  • Cosmetics ingredients
  • Leather chemicals
  • Lanolin

 

It's important to note that patch testing only detects allergens that cause contact dermatitis. It does not diagnose any other types of allergies, such as food allergies.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is one of the few facilities in the Houston area that offers comprehensive patch testing in our offices, without our patients having to wait months for an appointment or for results.

If you have unexplained dermatitis and would like more information on patch testing at Kelsey-Seybold's Tanglewood Clinic, please conta​ct us.

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