Running to Beat the Itch: VHI Women’s Mini Marathon


On Sunday, 19th September, Zoe Ryan, founder of the Itching To Tell You psoriasis platform, and friend, Christopher Turner, ran in the VHI Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon to raise funds for the ISF The theme of this year’s race was #PowerOfMe, celebrating and recognising women across the country who are making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others In May 2021, the...

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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 94% of the global population Do adults get acne Yes! Although the highest incidence of acne occurs during the teenage years...

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Thank you to the family of Linda Fitzpatrick for their generous donation


The family and friends of the late, Linda Fitzpatrick, have marked her life by completing a sponsored kayaking river journey, with all proceeds donated to the ISF On the August bank holiday weekend, four novice kayakers, Fitzpatrick Beere Byrne and Quinlan (FBBQ) Kayaking Team, undertook a 3-day sponsored kayak from Laois to Wexford to honour Linda's memory The kayaking team included...

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Changing the way the world sees dermatology through the GRIDD project


The GRIDD project is the first global patient-initiated and patient-led impact research study in dermatology Global Research on the Impact of Dermatological Diseases (GRIDD) was launched in 2017 by the International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (GlobalSkin) and aims to measure the disease burden across a wide spectrum of dermatological diseases and by developing and...

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Back to school: Tips to help you care for your child’s hands


With the arrival of Covid 19, hand hygiene guidance was introduced as one of the measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus Hand hygiene involves cleaning the hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser Unfortunately, the increase in hand hygiene measures can lead to skin irritation, due to frequent skin contact with chemicals, preservatives, fragrances, or detergents contained in soaps...

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Call for people with HS who may wish to take part in HSE Living Well Programme


Calling all those living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)! Would you be interested in taking part in the HSE Living Well Programme, designed to help manage living with a chronic condition There’s still time to register before the first session of the course starts on Tuesday, 21st September Registration details below What is the Living Well programme Living Well is a FREE online group...

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Ireland AM SunSmart Interview


Listen back to Shirley telling her story on Ireland AM, Virgin Media about developing melanoma skin cancer that almost cost her her life Consultant Dermatologist, Professor Anne-Marie Tobin also gives advice on how protect your skin and be #SunSmart this Summer! Click to Watch! For more media coverage on SunSmart: Irish Examiner: Skin deep: Children’s skin is very sensitive to UV...

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SunSmart video series encourages everyone to enjoy the sun safely


ISF, NCCP, ULHG and Healthy Ireland SunSmart launch video series to increase awareness and adoption of skin cancer preventative behaviours to help reduce the risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in Ireland The ISF and Dr Sinead Field, Consultant Dermatologist at University Hospital Limerick, in association with HSE’s National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), University of Limerick...

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Watch our webinar ‘Understanding Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)’


Did you miss our webinar on, Understanding Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) No problem, watch it below In this SkinSideOut webinar, on HS Awareness Week (7-13 June), Consultant Dermatologist, Prof Brian Kirby spoke about current treatments for HS and what’s coming down the line and long-time HS patient advocates, Barry McGrath and Suzanne Moloney about their journey to diagnosis, experience of...

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RTÉ Interview on Living with Psoriasis


In the recording below, Irish broadcaster Zoe Ryan, who has lived with psoriasis since childhood, speaks with Oliver Callan about her journey to diagnosis and the effect psoriasis can have on mental health, quality of life and overall wellbeing     For more information about psoriasis, visit our Psoriasis Section to download our booklet, What you need to know about...

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Self-Care Tips for Hidradenitis Suppurativa


Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Awareness Week takes place the 7th-13th June this year The following general measures can be very helpful in the management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) https://youtube/k6O_3eGa2wk 1: Stop smoking Research has shown that people with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) are far more likely to be smokers Smoking is thought to worsen HS and stopping smoking may...

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SECURE-AD Update: How do COVID-19 vaccinations affect patients with eczema?


The SECURE-AD patient survey is adapting to include the question, 'How does the COVID-19 vaccination affect patients with eczema' In 2020, the SECURE-AD Patient survey was launched to understand how COVID-19 infections impacted on patients with eczema The results will be available shortly as the research team are preparing their first scientific publication Preliminary results are available on...

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