Allergy Testing

Dr Shah is an expert in allergy and is a member of the British Society for Cutaneous Allergy. He offers a specialist advice service, including patch testing.

Patch testing is a specialised form of investigation where contact allergy is suspected. The tests can assist in the management of patients with:


  • Eczema
  • Hand dermatitis
  • Eyelid dermatitis
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Hair dye reactions


  • Cosmetic reactions
  • Facial skin problems
  • Suspected metal allergy (for example
    in patients that are due to have a
    joint replacement)


Patch testing can be safely performed in both adults and children. Detailed specialist advice on allergies and allergen avoidance can be given.