One day your skin is fine, and the next, you are dealing with red, itching, cracked skin. What happened? Why are you itching all of a sudden? For many patients, this is often diagnosed as contact dermatitis. It is an allergic reaction of the skin to a certain substance that it has been in contact with. The type of allergen varies from patients to patient, and determining the cause can be done with the help of a dermatologist at Dania Dermatology of Dania, Florida. Dr. Stanley Skopit and his team can evaluate a patient’s rash, offer an effective and proper diagnosis, and then work with them to perform certain diagnostic testing methods such as patch testing to confirm the source of the problem. But many of our patients may still have questions about contact dermatitis diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
What are some of the most common causes of contact dermatitis?
Allergic reactions on the skin can occur due to any type of substance that patients make contact with. Some of the more common reactions include:
- Jewelry (metal allergy)
- Certain food items
- Cleaning products and detergents
- Poison ivy
- Latex rubber
How do I learn more about the cause of my contact dermatitis?
At Dania Dermatology, Dr. Stanley Skopit may be able to help you determine the cause of your itchy, irritated skin. In many cases, he can provide allergy patch testing to check a variety of common allergens on the skin and see the reaction they cause. Patients will wear a special patch on their skin that is then used to administer very small amounts of common allergies. Patients leave the patch on for at least two days, and return to the doctor for evaluation. The areas that show the most reaction will reveal the patient’s unique allergies to assist them in finding the cause.
How do I learn more about allergy patch testing?
Call Dr. Stanley Skopit of Dania Dermatology in Dania, Florida to book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation to determine if patch testing is right for you. Call (954) 807-9433 today and visit the office at Dania Point Plaza, 154 South Compass Way.