2 doctors weighed in:

Will a doctor use a patch test to diagnose dermatitis?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Allergic reaction

Patch testing is done when there is a reasonable suspicion that the dermatitis is caused by an allergen that is contacting the skin (allergic contact dermatitis).
It can be quite valuable but requires a very thoughtful clinician and a carefully done history.

In brief: Allergic reaction

Patch testing is done when there is a reasonable suspicion that the dermatitis is caused by an allergen that is contacting the skin (allergic contact dermatitis).
It can be quite valuable but requires a very thoughtful clinician and a carefully done history.
Dr. John Ebner
Dr. John Ebner
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors