SKIN ALLERGY OR ECZEMA?
Patch Testing Can Tell the Difference
The cause of a skin rash (dermatitis) can be tough to figure out—even for dermatologists. That’s where patch testing comes in handy, according to leading dermatologist and founder ofAdvanced Dermatology P.C. and The Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery PC, Joshua L. Fox, MD. “Patch testing of the skin can tell us if a rash is being caused or exacerbated by an allergy,” he says, “and can help us to distinguish a skin allergy from other skin conditions, such as eczema, irritant dermatitis, or psoriasis.” (more…)