Psoriasis is a complex condition that may severely impact your quality of life and self-esteem, reducing confidence, and even taking an emotional toll. We are now looking at psoriasis from the inside out. So, if you are living with psoriasis, we urge you not to suffer in silence but to encourage people around you- your friends, family and healthcare professionals- to #AskHowIFeel, and open up to them about both your physical and emotional experience of psoriasis. Talking to those around you can be very helpful in building support systems to minimise the impact psoriasis has on your day-to-day life.

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David McMahon, CEO of the Irish Skin Foundation, discusses the #AskHowIFeel campaign

Psoriasis Information Videos

Dr Catherine Wilkinson, General Practitioner, discusses the ways in which psoriasis may affect people’s lives, and highlights the support available to manage this.

Dr Marina O’Kane, Consultant Dermatologist in Beaumont Hospital, discusses the impact of psoriasis on quality of life and how best to work with your healthcare professional to address this.

Looking at Psoriasis from the Inside-Out: A First Hand View

In the following video series, Caroline Irwin, Psoriasis Patient Advocate and Dr Eddie Murphy, Clinical Psychologist discuss all things psoriasis. Caroline shares her story and highlights the impact psoriasis can have on day-to-day life. Dr Eddie offers insights into the psychological aspect of psoriasis and simple tips as to how to reduce the effect of psoriasis on quality of life.

Why #AskHowIFeel?
Caroline’s Story
Common Challenges Faced by People with Psoriasis
Working with your HCP to Manage Psoriasis
Pathways to Support for Psoriasis

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Useful Tools

Psoriasis Booklet (PDF)

Our new 'What you need to know about psoriasis booklet' has been prepared to help you understand your condition, talk with your doctor,  learn about available treatments and find useful tips for living with psoriasis.


Track your Symptoms

SymTrac Psoriasis is a free app for Android and iOS that empowers people with psoriasis to track their symptoms and the impact of psoriasis on their quality of life over time.

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Psoriasis is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory skin disorder in which there is an increase in the rate at which skin cells are produced and shed from the skin.

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