Most common allergies – Skin allergy testing

Most common allergies – Skin allergy testing

Skin allergy testing is designed to identify or exclude contact allergy as a possible cause of your rash. Many substances you encounter at home or at work maybe a cause for dermatitis. Identifying the possible allergies and knowing what to avoid may cure your dermatitis.

Important facts

  • Patch testing can differentiate between an irritant dermatitis and allergic dermatitis
  • Nickel allergy is the most common allergy
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis may present as hand dermatitis
  • Occupations such as hairdressing, building and nursing may predispose to allergies