MIAMI, FL – April 8, 2013 – From shampoo to hair color and cosmetics to nail polish, those popular beauty products can be causing allergies. While beauty products usually make you feel good, they can be the culprit of many skin irritations and allergic reactions. According to the FDC, up to 25% of people said that they have had some type of skin reaction to at least one beauty product. Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care (FCAAC) is one of less than a handful of facilities to now offer the Cosmetic Patch Test that checks chemicals generally found in popular beauty products.
Common reactions to such cosmetics and beauty products as hair color, nail polish, lipstick, hair products and perfumes include itching, redness, and in some cases, swelling of the area, flaking of the skin, blisters and pain in the affected area. Symptoms may commence immediately after using a certain product or even after years of usage. The best way to deal with this is to avoid using the product and visit a Board Certified allergist that can help diagnose and treat these allergies properly, which are extremely common.
The Cosmetic Patch Test checks for chemicals generally found in such products as: sunscreens, hair removers, shellacs found in nail polishes and lip shines, hair products, perfumes/colognes, make-up, dyes/colorants, lotions/moisturizers, baby powder and baby shampoo, shaving cream, vitamin supplements and even tests for commonly used plastics, glues, metals, rubbers usually found in latex gloves, and gum, just to name a few.
The Cosmetic Patch Test is placed on the patient with all allergens tested at one time.
“It is always exciting to offer new technology and treatments to our patients. With the newly introduced Cosmetic Patch Test we are providing improved quality of life for many more patients,” said President, Jaime Landman, M.D.
In addition to the cosmetic patch test, , FCAAC is now offering the North American Patch Test, which tests for allergen groupings as bakery products, cosmetics, cooling lubricants (as used in A/Cs and refrigerators), dental products commonly used by dentists, antibiotics and cortical steroids.
With 18 locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care can help you get your symptoms under control. For an office near you, visit www.florida-allergy.com or call 1-877-425-5374.
Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care has been in business for more than 38 years and has board certified physicians with extensive experience in treating both adults and children. FCAAC has 18 centers throughout South Florida, serving communities in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The Centers specialize in the testing and treatment of adults and children who suffer from allergies, asthma and other disorders of the immune system. Among the most common allergies treated are allergic skin diseases, food, drug and pet allergies. Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care Research conducts clinical trials on new medications. The goal of the FCAAC team is to provide professional and quality care resulting in total patient satisfaction.
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Eloise E. Rodriguez
Bristol Public Relations
Bristol Public Relations