"With the epicutaneous test, allergens such as metals, cosmetics and fragrances, medicine, and food additives can also be detected"
How is the test done?
During dermatological allergy testing, the doctor will usually place patches on the back. These patches are infused with specified, well inspected, frequently occurring allergens. Our specialists will examine the reaction of the skin in the 20th, 40th and 60th minute, after which you will have to continue wearing the patches for another 48 hours, and then for a further 3 days for possible delayed skin reactions on your back.
By the end of the week, the doctor will have a complete picture of the substances causing the sensitiveness. The doctor will record these both verbally and in writing, and will tell you in which products or materials these kinds of allergens can be found in. (types of paint, fragrances, preservatives, etc.)
While the discs are placed on your body, on your skin, it is important to avoid excessive sweating, do not do sports, and bathe in a way in which the affected area will not get wet. This will ensure that our specialists provide you with correct information based on the results of the test.
If you are already taking anti-allergy medicine, you should stop using them one week before the dermatological allergy testing so that the body can be examined in its natural state. In the 6 weeks prior to the examination, the skin of the back should not be exposed to sunlight or solariums. We only begin examination on Mondays or Tuesdays, which will be completed after a week.
During the examination, the specialist will essentially analyze the reaction to the following allergens:
Neomycin sulphate (antibiotic, found in several creams, ointment), Thiomersal (antiseptic), Mercury(II) chloride (antiseptic), 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole (industry, household, rubber), Paraben mix (preservative in cosmetics, pharmaceutical products), Primin, Benzocaine (anesthetic), 4-tert-Butylphenol-Formaldehyde (resin, used in adhesives), Resorcinol (antiseptic, raw material used for producing paint), Thiuram mix (rubber), Potassium dichromate (used for wood curing, (leather) skin tanning), Clioquinol (antifungal agent), Turpentine peroxide (in plants), Colophony (rosin), 4-Phenylenediamine base (durable hair dye) Quaternium-15 (preservative), Balsam of Peru (seasoning, fragrance), Sesquiterpenlactone (plants, cosmetics), Nickel sulphate hexahydrate (paint, varnish, ceramics), Phenylbutazone (anti-inflammatory), Ammoniated Mercury (for treating skin problems), Fragrance mix II (perfume mix), Propolis, Cobalt(II) chloride hexahydrate (paint), N-isopropyl-N'-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine (for black and grey rubber products), wood tar mix, Lanolin alcohol (in cosmetics), Formaldehyde (exhaust gas, cigarette smoke), Propylene glycol (cosmetics), MCI/MI (in cosmetics), Fragrance mix 8% II., Bisphenol A epoxy resin (in construction adhesives), Budesonide (steroid).