This video was recorded on 1st April 2020 with Professor Anne-Marie Tobin, Consultant Dermatologist at Tallaght University Hospital and HSE Clinical Lead for Dermatology, and Professor Brian Kirby, Consultant Dermatologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and a global expert on psoriasis, to discuss some of the most frequently asked questions that the ISF has received in recent weeks about Coronavirus (Covid-19) and chronic skin conditions.
For information and guidance on Covid-19 please visit the HSE website and our information page where we will regular include up-to-date information for people with skin conditions as the situation evolves.
Hand washing and hand care
Remember to wash your hands to fight the spread of the virus; read two recent articlesvon hand washing and skin care COVID-19 Hand Care Advice and Frequent Hand Washing.
Dermatology conditions and coronavirus FAQs
Additional Covid-19 information for dermatology patients, who are taking medicines that affect the immune system, (such as immunosuppressants and biologics) has been made available by St. John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital in London. Please bear in mind that this infomation was written for a British audience, under a different government and in a different jurisdiction, so some of the information won’t apply in Ireland. More here.
An international registry has been developed for health care providers to report outcomes of COVID-19 in individuals with psoriasis. More.
‘Ask a Nurse’ helpline open
Remember you can contact the ISF’s ‘Ask a Nurse’ helpline anytime, your question will be answered by our experienced team of specilist dermatology nurses. Ask a Nurse.