Skin allergies stop you from feeling comfortable in your own skin. At Ross Dermatology, medical dermatologists Kim Ross, MD, Ronald Davis, MD, and the team have an on-site skin allergy clinic that offers patch, prick, and intradermal testing to diagnose your skin allergy and find the right treatment for you.
To make an appointment, call the nearest office in San Antonio, Seguin, or La Vernia, Texas, or book online today.210-227-ROSS
Skin allergies are overreactions from your immune system that cause red, itchy, inflamed patches on your skin. An allergy occurs when you come in contact with a substance that normally doesn’t trigger an immune reaction. When you have a skin allergy, your immune system releases proteins called antibodies when you approach an allergen.
As a state-of-the-art allergy clinic, Ross Dermatology has the skill, training, and advanced technology to diagnose and treat skin allergies.
The Ross Dermatology skin allergy clinic offers multiple types of testing services, including:
During a patch test, the team adds an allergen to a patch and applies it to your skin. The team can add multiple patches to test for different allergies. You wear these patches for up to 48 hours before the team removes them to determine whether you experience a reaction.
A patch test can help diagnose metal, fragrance, or medication allergies.
A prick test involves puncturing the skin to apply the allergen extract to the skin’s surface. During the test, the team uses a thin needle called a lancet to puncture the skin with the allergen extract. They observe your skin about 20 minutes later to see if you have a reaction.
The team may use a prick test to diagnose pollen, mold, or dust mite allergies.
An intradermal test involves injecting an allergen into your skin to diagnose an allergy to pet dander, mold, certain foods, or pollen.
Once the team diagnoses your specific allergy, they create a treatment plan that addresses your symptoms and helps you avoid allergic reactions. Common treatments for skin allergies include:
Avoiding your triggers is also an important step in managing your symptoms. Certain chemicals, fragrances, and other substances can aggravate your condition. The team works with you to identify your skin allergy triggers at their clinic.
To learn more about skin allergy testing, make an appointment at Ross Dermatology by calling the nearest office or booking online today.