I don’t clearly remember my first experience of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, but I think I was about 12 or 13 years old It was like a dark cloud that followed me around I would ignore it most of the time and get on with things, but when I got home I would look at myself and worry about what was going on I used to Google skin lumps, abscesses, boils and carbuncles because I didn’t know what it...Read more
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Hi, my name is Emma and I’m 17 years old I have suffered with psoriasis for 12 years (ages 5-17) and I’m so grateful to say my skin is now 100% clear since February 2018 At the beginning of September 2017, my skin was in crisis, nothing was working and I felt my mom and I had tried everything and anything under the sun to treat my psoriasis Not only was my skin in crisis but my...Read more
My Journey with Psoriasis When I was four, I'm 10 at the moment by the way, I first met psoriasis and I knew right away psoriasis would halt my play We did not get on right from the start as the little bugger just broke my heart I just could not like it as it made me feel sad, and it made people stare and tear me apart It brought me to doctors, who scared me so much, with probing,...Read more
RTE radio presenter Paul Herriott believes he wouldn’t be able to do his job if it weren’t for the help of doctors to bring his eczema under control Herriott now presents a live concert broadcast from the Dublin’s National Concert Hall featuring the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, on RTE’s Lyric FM on Friday nights Before he started this role, he had a "major flare-up" of eczema,...Read more
There is no cure but a combination of medical and surgical treatments, as well as pain management and lifestyle changes can greatly ease this invasive skin disease, says Áilín Quinlan, of the Irish Examiner Caroline Hill was only 17 when the first abscess appeared under her arm About the size of a kidney bean, it was extremely tender and very painful She put a traditional bread poultice...Read more
It's taken Nicola Farrington a decade to come to terms with her skin condition But, she tells the Sunday Independent LIFE magazine's Joy Orpen, she is now urging others who are in the same boat as her to get help, and to try to put their ailment into perspective Nicola Farrington (26) is happiest when, camera in hand, she roams around Wicklow's incredibly beautiful hills and valleys,...Read more
Elaine McCallig tells Joy Orpen that no one should allow a skin problem like eczema to define who they are Instead, she recommends that they take full control of their health and go out there to fulfill their 'magnificent' potential Having a chronic skin condition can cause all kinds of emotions, ranging from acute embarrassment to a lack of self-esteem But with the right frame of mind and good...Read more
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