Skin allergies

We offer testing to diagnose skin allergy conditions.

This includes:

  • patch testing, to find out if you have an allergy to a substance that has been in contact with your skin
  • photopatch testing, used to investigate allergies that are caused or made worse by sun exposure (photosensitivity)
  • repeated open application testing, this to mimic real life exposures

We're an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the environmental causes of skin diseases. Our testing procedures conform to European guidelines.

Health information

Patch testing

NHS website, contact dermatitis

Our consultants

Louise Cunningham

Felicity Ferguson

Christos Tziotzios

Ian White

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

You can also email [email protected] for more information.

Last updated: January 2024

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 6272 for appointment enquiries

Email: [email protected]

Address: Bermondsey Centre, ground floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

We're open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2pm to 5pm.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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