The same medication may not cause any reaction to a person, yet may cause unforeseen allergic reactions to another person.
The tests will confirm or rule out causes due to fungus or bacteria. If fungus cause is confirmed, antifungal in the form of cream or oral medication can be prescribed to treat the skin condition correctly.
If bacterial cause is confirmed, the culture test will also advise on various antibiotics that will be suitable for treatment; this allows skin condition be treated accurately and prevents unnecessary antibiotics exposure.
How many sessions needed?
1 session should suffice. As fungal scrape and bacterial cultures take time to be processed in the laboratory, turnover of results can take 3-7 working days.