PATCH TESTING FOR CONTACT DERMATITIS
ITEMS WE TEST FOR_________________________________
There are many items in cosmetics, lotions and other personal product. Our tray can be modified to test with your personal products to see if they are causing your rashes and help you change or eliminate them. It is common that rash on the hands, face and around the eyes are from contact dermatitis sensitizers. Hair dye and other hair products are common.
SURGICAL METALS AND GLUES
Both rashes and implant rejection can cause rashes or other problems. These include denatl implants,knee replacement, hip replacement, metal plates or screws on extremities, and feet. We have a tray with over 25 items common to these implants such as Titanium, Molybdenum,Cobalt,nickel and more.
We also test for methylacrylate glues that are used in hip and knee replacements and others.
Patch Testing for Contact Dermatitis And Implants
Surgical metals, glues and resins used for hip replacements, knee replacements and even dental implants can cause your immune
system to react to the metals and cause
rejection or severe swelling and or surface
We have an extensive panel of metals and glues
to test for sensitivity to joint replacements
and dental implants.
A range of substances can be used for patch testing.
There are set panels that we use, TrueTest, but empty wells will be used to test for your own products at times.
Contact dermatitis is different from
allergies, it develops over several days after exposure and goes on for days or weeks.
Therefore, patch tests are placed and left on for several days and read at 2,3 and 7 days to evaluate if a reaction develops.
Further testing may be necessary. Patch tests do not
always explain the cause of a dermatitis.