Sonia O Connell – Living with psoriasis

My name is Sonia,  and I am 35 years old. My story with psoriasis first began at the age of 5. This was around the time I started school, which I now know looking back, was definitely linked with the onset of my psoriasis. As a child I experienced anxiety, leaving my mum to attend […]

Suzanne Moloney speaks about her HS fight

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 […]

Paul Herriott: His battle with eczema – “I had lesions and scratch marks”

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 […]

Caroline Hill: “It took eight years to get a correct diagnosis for HS”

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 […]