Free Euromelanoma Skin Cancer Screening in Cork, 19 May

01/05/2018

Are you worried about skin cancer  If you are 18 years of age or over, you can have a free skin cancer screening at South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital on Saturday morning from 8:30-11:30 am, 19 May next as part of the this year’s Euromalanoma awareness campaign This screening clinic has been arranged by the local dermatology services in Cork as part of Euromelanoma, a...

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ISF publishes revised and expanded Psoriasis support booklet

19/04/2018

With up to 100,000 people in Ireland affected by psoriasis, and up to 20,000 of these living with a severe form of the common skin disorder, the Irish skin foundation has updated our “What you need to know about psoriasis” support booklet The new edition provides revised information on understanding, managing and living with psoriasis Updated sections include, what psoriasis is, the...

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Thank you to ISF Helpline Sponsors

09/04/2018

Each year the ISF Helpline assists hundreds of people with all forms of skin conditions and disorders Even though at least 30% of the population is affected by a skin disorder, access to the appropriate information, expertise and treatment is not widely available  Everyone with a skin conditions deserves to live as full life a life as possible, free from symptoms and discomfort The ISF...

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Selene Daly interview: Seborrheic Dermatitis & Cradle Cap

06/04/2018

Listen back to Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist Selene Daly speaking with Pat Kenny about Seborrheic Dermatitis Selene also deals with listeners' questions on a range of other tics including cradle cap, acne, eczema and psoriasis If you have questions about your managing seborrheic dermatitis or any other skin condition, contact the ISF Helpline for one-to-one information and...

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DIT students organise “Skin & Kiss” Beauty Masterclass

03/04/2018

An event called  ‘Skin and Kiss’ was held as a fundraiser for the ISF on 15 March in the Russell Court Hotel The event was organised by 5 students from DIT, Darcy Byrne, Darienne Anandappa, Ailbhe Finnegan, Ellen McQuaid and Yasmin McEvoy The students' main aim and objective of the event  was to create more awareness of skin types, sun protection, sunbeds, skin cancer, common...

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This Year, We brought the ISF Dermatology Study Day to Galway!

23/03/2018

On Saturday March 10th we hosted our third annual Dermatology study day in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill The programme was aimed at health care professionals with an interest in dermatology and was very well received by delegates who travelled from Connaught, Munster and Leinster The attending delegates came from all branches of nursing, pharmacy and general practice The objective of the...

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New Ross TY students say “UV Been Warned” in school cancer campaign

09/02/2018

Transition Year class' Young Social Innovators campaign We are a group of Transition Years from Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, New Ross, Wexford Our Young Social Innovators project is called “UV Been Warned” We chose this name because our project is all about raising awareness on the dangers of skin cancer and how to be sun safe Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in...

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A look back at 2017 ISF events

04/02/2018

We recently produced this compilation of video clips from some of our events and activities last year Covering the ever-popular Family Fun Day at Barretstown and some of our larger public meetings like Eczema Expert, and the National Psoriasis Meet-Up, if you missed our meetings, here's an idea of what we get up to! Perhaps you'll be inspired to attend one of our upcoming...

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Research Study: Do you have outbreaks of big painful boils that heal with scars?

02/02/2018

Do you have outbreaks of big sore/painful nodules/boils that heal with scars If the answer is 'YES' and if they appear in your groin or armpit You may have a condition called: Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) UCD Clinical Research Centre is running a study on HS If you think you may have this condition and are interested in being part of a study please contact Prof Brian Kirby through Kate...

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Dermatology Skills for Nurses and Pharmacists: SIVUH & Dermcloud

01/02/2018

DERMATOLOGY SKILLS FOR NURSES & PHARMACISTS 2018 The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital Cork and Dermcloud are pleased to announce 4 week interactive web-based course on Dermatology Skills for Nurses and Pharmacists Wednesday March 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th - 730 pm to 930 pm Please register at wwwdermcloudie Registration fee €75 TOPICS ‘Beyond Candida’ – Vulval...

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Breaking a Sweat? Hyperhidrosis can be a source of social stress

25/01/2018

What causes excessive sweating and what you can do about it Our skin regulates body temperature through blood vessels and through the process of sweating The skin functions as a thermostat and sweating is a normal mechanism designed to cool the body We sweat more when our environment is hot, when we exercise or in response to emotions such as stress and anxiety When your body’s...

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