Treatment For Contact Dermatitis
At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates in Crystal Lake and Elgin, Illinois, our team of allergists is here to provide services for those in and around the community. Dr. Noga Askenazi, Dr. Julie Potzick, and PA Meredith Cirrincione have dedicated their days to helping others to look and feel their best. When patients come into our office with conditions such as contact dermatitis rash, they often seek immediate care and attention for their problematic skin. This is where our team will diagnose and treat the condition, often starting with patch testing for a contact allergy.
What can be done about contact dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is the formation of a rash that can occur after touching an item a patient has an allergic reaction to. Once we have determined the cause of the rash, patients can be mindful to avoid contact with this material or item in the future. To treat the rash that develops, we may recommend certain types of skin creams or oral medications to combat the itching and redness that often accompanies it.
How does patch testing for contact allergies work?
Patch testing is an easy and effective way for our team to determine which materials or items are causing the patient’s reaction. The process involves the application of small patches to areas where contact occurred. After a specific time, usually about two days, we observe the patches for any signs of reactions such as itching or redness. This helps us pinpoint what caused the rash to develop and provide patients with information on how to avoid these issues in the near future.
Why choose Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates?
At our practice, we have the necessary tools and experience to help diagnose and treat contact dermatitis rashes and other skin concerns. Our team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the condition, patch testing, and treatment options. We also provide other allergy services, such as environmental allergy testing for children and adults. With a full-service center like ours, you can rest easy knowing we have a solution to your problems and can provide treatments and services to help you maintain healthy skin free from itchy, bothersome rashes and bumps!
Find relief from contact dermatitis rashes!
Whether you want to treat a bothersome rash or talk to a professional about undergoing patch testing for contact allergies, contact our doctors at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates of Elgin and Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Both locations can be reached by calling (847) 888-8802 to request a consultation appointment with one of our practitioners. We are open to patients in and around the areas, as well as the communities of McHenry, Johnsburg, Huntley, Streamwood, and Schaumburg.
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