Every year, thousands of Americans experience bothersome and uncomfortable allergies. The reasons for these allergies can be everything from pets at home to pollen in the outdoor environment, but regardless this can be detrimental to your health and affect how you live your daily life. At Piniella Asthma and Allergy, our team of allergy professionals wants you to live your most comfortable life, which is why we offer year-round allergy patch testing for patients of all ages. Our testing procedures are proven, accurate and convenient for busy families, and we take the time to provide you with timely results throughout the year. Our allergy and asthma clinic is conveniently located in three different locations throughout Florida, which include Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay and Key West. Rather than rushing to your doctor and waiting for hours to receive a patch test, or making an appointment months in advance, our clinics provide accessible and timely testing and results.
Our team of allergy specialists has the training and compassion to provide you and your loved ones with an excellent patch testing experience at Piniella Asthma and Allergy. Our allergists often receive questions about our patch testing services, which are highlighted below for you.
How does patch testing work and what allergies does it test for?
Patch testing is a process that detects allergic contact dermatitis, and involves applied patches with testing samples to the back. Using tape, these patches with test substances are left on the back for a small amount of time to see if a dermal reaction occurs. This is a proven process that shows accurate results for many individuals, and the test substances applied are determined by your allergist. The patch test does not test for food allergies, but can test for other allergies that cause dermal reactions, such as nickel, fragrances, and preservatives.
How long does a patch test take and what is involved?
The length of time for the patch test may vary depending on what allergens you are getting patch tested for. Because dermal allergic reactions can take some time to show up on the skin, patch testing can involve multiple visits to the clinic for a week, in order to apply the patches, and then test for the reactions. When you come into Piniella Asthma and Allergy for your appointment, we can provide you with detailed information on test timing.
Where can I get patch testing done?
All three of our locations in Florida provide convenient and timely allergy patch testing! If you are interested in making an appointment, please give us a call today. Our entire team of allergy professionals is happy to answer any additional questions that you may have about the process, and we look forward to helping you with all of your allergy and asthma needs soon.