A member asked:

How does patch test distinguish between a latex allergy and other possible allergies?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Stephen Daquino answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Patch Test: Basically it places the skin in contact with multiple different substances each separated in a grid pattern. When one causes a reaction we can differentiate it from the others that did not cause one.

Answered 2/27/2014


Dr. Andrew Murphy answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Contact erm: Patch testing will help understand if the chemicals that allow latex gloves to be latex gloves ( rubber accelerants) are the cause of the problems on is having with latex. This type of testing is looking for a contact dermatitis.

Answered 11/3/2013



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