Biomap research expands the current knowledge of factors associated with the skin bacteria

The BIOMAP consortium has published a paper in the British Journal of Dermatology studying the associations between people’s physical features, lifestyle and environment with the bacteria living on their skin. The skin is the largest organ of the human body, carrying out necessary functions to keep us healthy. Some functions include; providing protection from; mechanical […]

Biomap consortium publish research on comorbidities in psoriasis patients

BIOMAP consortium explore differences in the comorbidities experienced between HLA-C*06:02 carrier groups in 9,000 psoriasis patients The BIOMAP consortium published a study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, exploring what influence the HLA-C*06:02 (a version of a gene called HLA-C) has on the risk of developing other health conditions (often termed comorbidities) in over 9,000 […]

Rosacea flare-ups and identifying potential triggers

Rosacea is a common skin condition affecting up to 10% of the population.  The characteristic symptoms of rosacea vary from person to person, and for some, fluctuate in severity over time. The exact cause of rosacea is as yet, unclear, but in some instances people with rosacea can have their symptoms provoked or aggravated by […]

The Invisible Symptom Affecting up to 97% with Psoriasis

Common symptoms Some of the most common and recognisable symptoms of psoriasis, include raised red patches of skin, covered with silvery white scaling, called plaques. Itch is also reported to be a common symptom of psoriasis. However, it can sometimes be underappreciated as it is not a visible indicator. Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory […]

Adults can get acne too!

Acne is often thought of as a condition that occurs during the teenage years, but for some, it can also persist or even occur for the first time in adulthood. Acne is the 8th most prevalent disease in the world, affecting over 645 million people, and roughly affects 9.4% of the global population. Do adults […]

When are UV rays at their strongest?

First published June 2017; updated May 2020 What is Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation? UV radiation in sunlight damages our skin. UV radiation cannot be seen or felt (infrared radiation causes heat, not UV). It can damage skin on cool, cloudy days and hot sunny days! UV radiation comes directly from the sun and is influenced by […]

How long before going out in the sun should I apply sunscreen?

First published June 2017; updated May 2020 There are many different types of sunscreens available, including creams, gels and lotions, and when applied properly, they will provide good protection. When choosing a sunscreen ensure that it is broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30+, with high UVA protection, […]

BIOMAP project aims to improve lives of people with atopic dermatitis & psoriasis

BIOMAP have released a short animation which aims to demonstrate BIOMAP’s project work to alleviate the burden and consequences of AD and psoriasis for people living with these diseases. BIOMAP – Biomarkers in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis What is BIOMAP? BIOMAP (Biomarkers in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis) is a large European project which launched in […]

Tips to Prepare for a Remote/Virtual Hospital Consultation

The ever-evolving COVID-19 situation has had an impact on society in many ways, which has meant that hospitals and dermatology departments have had to change the way they interact with their patients. In order to ensure ongoing treatment and continuity of care, patients may be offered a telephone or video call, instead of face-to-face appointments. […]