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Rashes & Skin Allergy Testing

If you have ever experienced a red, itchy, or dry patch on your skin, you may have had eczema or another form of dermatitis. Dermatitis is a wide-range term for “inflammation of the skin.” Whereas some disorders that fall in this category can be readily diagnosed and treated, others are more complex and require additional tests.

Eczema is a type of rash that falls under the dermatitis category, and is often interchangeable with the diagnosis “atopic dermatitis.” Symptoms of eczema can be correlated with other medical conditions to form the “atopic triad” including eczema, asthma, and allergies. However, if a rash is unresponsive to initial treatments for eczema, allergy patch testing may be considered to determine if symptoms are linked to a specific chemical or personal care product.

At Bellevue’s Dermatology Arts, we create personal regimens to effectively treat most medical skin conditions including eczema and dermatitis. Our office’s allergy patch testing services are lead by Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner Liz Schuringa, ARNP. Please click dermatologyarts.com/appointments or call (425) 753-2918 to schedule an appointment.

Dermatology Arts' Liz Schuringa ARNP, is now Dermatology-Certified! Congratulations!

We are very excited to announce today that our own Liz Schuringa, ARNP has just become a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner. Following approximately a decade in primary care, she transitioned to dermatology in 2017. She spent hundreds of hours studying (must have seemed like thousands to her!) and preparing for one of the most comprehensive tests available to Nurse Practitioners. Not only did she pass the exam, word on the street is that she ranks in the top 10% of test takers! Way to go!

Among many specialities within dermatology, Liz has cultivated an interest in acne for teens and adults and particularly adult female acne, and additionally leading our patch testing program for common skin allergens.