Atopic Eczema – Why Scratching Can Make You So Itchy!


Breaking the itch scratch cycle in atopic eczema What is atopic eczema Atopic eczema is a common, non-contagious inflammatory skin condition, characterised by dry, red, itchy, skin, which can sometimes weep, crust and become thickened The major symptom is an intense itch The urge to scratch can be overwhelming, but only provides temporary relief, and can lead to more itching and scratching...

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Your Guide to Face Masks and Your Skin


Now that face coverings have become part of our daily lives, some people are finding that their skin beneath the mask is becoming irritated or that their skin condition has flared as a result of mask wearing Below we've created a handy guide on face masks - how to wear them, remove them, wash them, picking one that suits you, and how to look after your skin  What is the advice on face...

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Is Your Workout Causing an Acne Break Out?


June is Acne Awareness Month and is an opportunity to raise awareness of this common skin condition, affecting over 645 million people globally  The great news for many people is that according to the next phase of the roadmap for Ireland's easing of the COVID-19 restrictions, the gyms are going to open! Benefits of exercise Exercise can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which is important...

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Protect your child against sun damage!


Playing and spending time outdoors is a really important part of childhood, but it is crucial that children are protected and safe while having fun in the sun Childhood: a critical time Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland with over 11,000 cases diagnosed each year and the number of cases is projected to more than double by 2045 Do you know that sun damage is cumulative It...

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COVID-19 Hand Care Advice


First published 6th March 2020 COVID-19 outbreak It is essential during the outbreak of COVID-19 that we follow the advice recommended by infection control experts, which highlights the importance of frequent hand washing, with soap and water, or using alcohol-based hand rub For up-to-date health information and advice in Ireland in relation to Covid-19 please visit the HSE's...

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Sun Protection for Organ Transplant Recipients


We had very unusual warm weather in April  It is important that we remember that the levels of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun start rising in Ireland from April, and protection from the damaging effects of UV is very important Many people have the idea that the Irish sun does not cause skin cancer; that it is the hot sun in Spain and Portugal that causes the problem It is in fact the...

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Slow down skin aging – is the SPF in your moisturiser or make-up offering adequate UV protection?


Are we adequately protecting ourselves from ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sun Most people use moisturiser to slow the aging process of the skin, but this is not enough on its own One of the best things we can do to slow skin aging, is to protect it from ultraviolet radiation from the sun, and never use sunbeds We want to prevent photoaging  Photoaging is premature aging of the skin...

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This Valentine’s Weekend Love your Skin and Avoid an Eczema Flare


Our tips to avoid an eczema flare this Valentine's weekend! We know that some of you may be buying lovely gifts, having a cosy night in, or heading out on a romantic date, so we’ve put together some tips to ensure an eczema flare doesn’t spoil your Valentine’s weekend Presents for your Valentine  When buying a Valentine’s present for people with eczema, here are some tips to...

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Avoid a Christmas Eczema Flare – Tips from the Experts


Christmas is a time that many eczema sufferers dread Not because they do not like all the festivities (obviously), but because of potential problems associated with increased environmental exposure to the ever-present fragrance, fireside nights and central heating Christmas is a time when family and friends may call We want the house to be clean, warm and smell nice Sometimes our best efforts...

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