patch test


Definition of patch test

: a test for determining allergic sensitivity that is made by applying to the unbroken skin small pads soaked with the allergen to be tested

Examples of patch test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three Ships does recommend conducting a patch test before introducing the product into your skincare routine. Lauren Rearick, Travel + Leisure, 8 Jan. 2022 Always do a patch test a few days prior to Halloween to see if the makeup product causes any reactions before using it on your face or body, suggests Dr. Shirazi. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 That being said, if your skin is sensitive, always be sure to do a patch test when introducing a new ingredient into your repertoire. Katie Berohn, Good Housekeeping, 9 Sep. 2021 As with many potent skin-care treatments, mild reactions are pretty common — which is to say, patch test first and give your skin two to three weeks to adapt to and tolerate the new product. Sarah Han, Allure, 31 Aug. 2021 To find out, do a patch test by rubbing a couple drops on the inside of your wrist and watching for any irritation or reaction. Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, 20 Dec. 2020 But like any new product, conduct a patch test on your arm before smearing it all over your face (just to be sure). Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Dec. 2020 The easiest way to find the right one for you is to try them by doing a patch test as indicated by the manufacturer. Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, 3 Dec. 2020 Before smearing it all over your eyes, first patch test the oil on a discreet area of skin, like the inside of your elbow or behind one ear. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 July 2020

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First Known Use of patch test

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of patch test was in 1921

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16 Jan 2022

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“Patch test.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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Medical Definition of patch test

: a test for determining allergic sensitivity that is made by applying to the unbroken skin small pads soaked with the allergen to be tested and that indicates sensitivity when irritation develops at the point of application — compare intradermal test, prick test, scratch test

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