Skin Testing for Allergies
After Your Test
The doctor or nurse will clean any extracts and ink marks off your skin with alcohol. You may need to apply a mild cortisone cream to relieve itching.
If you're having a patch test done, you'll go home with bandages on your skin. Don't get these areas wet -- no baths or swimming. When you go back to the doctor in a couple of days, he'll take another look at your skin.
Your doctor or allergist will use the results of your test to come up with a treatment plan for you.