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How would a patch test distinguish between a latex allergy and other clothing or fabric allergies?

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology

In brief: Reaction to allergen

Patch testing is designed to help identify a potential allergic skin reaction to common suspected allergens.
The allergens are applied to the back and covered. 48 hrs later the patches are removed and any reaction noted. A 2nd reading is then performed 24-48hrs later. The intensity and duration of the reaction helps identify positive reactions.

In brief: Reaction to allergen

Patch testing is designed to help identify a potential allergic skin reaction to common suspected allergens.
The allergens are applied to the back and covered. 48 hrs later the patches are removed and any reaction noted. A 2nd reading is then performed 24-48hrs later. The intensity and duration of the reaction helps identify positive reactions.
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