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Doctors say ‘do a patch test’, what is it and how is it done?


Many times you must have heard from doctors and skin specialists that before using any kind of remedy, do a pat test. But what is this patch test after all? It might have happened to you too that due to the use of some things, your skin might have turned red or it might have started itching.

This happens because we use something different and opposite on our skin which starts affecting our skin. In such a situation, you can solve this problem at home itself. (Photo courtesy: iStock)

What is a patch?

Patch test is a method of testing allergies and sensitivity on the skin. It is used so that we can know whether any product suits us or not. Doctors advise that whenever any product is used, before using it directly on the skin, apply it on some parts of the body and check whether it is having any adverse effect on your skin.

If you feel allergy on the skin after applying anything, then wash that area with water. In case of severe problem, definitely go to the doctor.

How to patch test a beauty product

How to patch test a beauty product

You read our articles daily in which description of home remedies and beauty tips is always given at the end. We always advise you to do a patch test after using any kind of remedy or product. To do this test, first apply a little amount of any beauty product on your wrist or behind the ear.

If you feel any kind of itching, burning or redness, clean the area immediately. Such side effects mean that the product you have used is not suiting you.

Keep these things in mind

Keep these things in mind

It is not necessary that if you do not see any effect even after 1 minute of use, then that product is right for you. Sometimes you may see its opposite effect even the next day. Therefore, the patch can be kept tightly applied for at least 24 hours.

If your skin remains fine even after this, then you can use that remedy or product. If you face any kind of problem then stop using that product immediately and consult a doctor.

These symptoms can be seen on patch test

These symptoms can be seen on patch test

If you use a wrong product, these may be some problems. As-

  • redness
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • irritation and skin peeling
  • Blister

(Disclaimer: This article is for your information. Also remember that everyone’s skin is different, so do not forget to do a patch test before adopting any kind of remedy. If your skin is sensitive or you If you have any kind of allergy, first talk to a skin specialist. Use something on the skin as per his advice.

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