The Microbiome: new avenues of exploration in psoriasis research

08/11/2019

Studies indicate that some common inflammatory skin conditions eg acne, rosacea, atopic eczema, psoriasis, and hidradenitis suppurativa, are associated with changes in the microorganisms that live on (colonize) human skin These changes, or imbalance (compared with normal), is termed dysbiosis and has prompted research into the possible role(s) of the microbiome in a number of skin conditions,...

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Pregnancy and Psoriasis: some things to keep in mind

29/10/2019

Pregnancy and Psoriasis Over the last decade or so, research has provided greater insights about the the course of psoriasis during pregnancy and the safety of newer treatments, particularly for moderate-to-severe psoriasis This is an evolving area and the science is complex, so your consultant dermatologist supervising your care will be able to advise you when considering planning a...

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World Psoriasis Day: ISF joins international efforts to raise awareness of complex emotional toll of common skin condition

28/10/2019

Psoriasis on Your Mind – expert ‘SkinSideOut’ panel to meet at Science Gallery, Dublin on 16 Nov   This World Psoriasis Day (29th October), the Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) joins with the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) and 55 members globally to raise awareness of psoriasis and the complex emotional toll of this common skin condition, estimated to...

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The ISF puts your skin in perspective at the Ploughing!

11/10/2019

The National Ploughing Championships, Europe’s largest outdoor event, chose the sunny south-east as the location for this year’s event which took place on 17th-19th September in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow The county lived up to its reputation, offering blue skies and sunshine for the entire 3-day event, bringing record-breaking attendance figures of 297,000 people, all eager to...

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2019 Annual Family Fun Day at Barretstown

02/10/2019

  Every September as a new school year commences, we have an extra special event on our calendar at the ISF We search far and wide for 30 children who are having a challenging time with a skin condition and bring them and their families to Barretstown for a day full of exciting family fun and adventure! Each child is nominated by their paediatric dermatology nurse to ensure...

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Survey Call for Women with Psoriasis or Psoriatic Arthritis

27/09/2019

Are you a woman, aged 18-45, living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis  Would you like to share your opinions and views about what it's like, for you, to live with psoriasis  Follow the link on the button below:   Click here to take the survey!   The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations(IFPA) and EUROPSO, in collaboration with UCB, are running a market research...

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5 Practical Tips for Parents of Children with Eczema at School

19/09/2019

September is Eczema Awareness Month and the time of year school term starts back and many households will be adapting to a new routine for children starting or returning to school With all the excitement and preparation, we are mindful of the children out there with eczema and what this might mean for them Some practical tips which may be of benefit: Try to have established a daily bath...

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Research call from St Vincent’s Hospital to people living with Eczema or Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

15/09/2019

1) Do you have eczema, or “normal” skin   UCD Clinical Research Centre is conducting a research study on adult eczema/atopic dermatitis, comparing with normal skin to gain more understanding on the mechanism of skin disease If you are interested in being part of this study, please call Sean Kearns UCD CRC, Dermatology Research Nurse on (01) 221-3024 or my mail at crc@ucdie Prof...

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World Atopic Eczema Day – Your Survey Results Revealed!

14/09/2019

Over 40% of reported cutting household expenditure due to cost of managing eczema1 To mark the second annual World Atopic Eczema Day (14 September) and reveal the hidden burden of living with atopic eczema, we've released the key findings 1 from the Irish Skin Foundation's (ISF) 'Living with Atopic Eczema Survey' which over 450 people living with eczema or caring for someone with eczema...

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SkinSideOut – first-of-its-kind public skin health talks & exhibition

11/09/2019

Click here to attend Skin Side Out     SkinSideOut, the first-of-its-kind skin health event for the ISF and indeed for people affected by a wide range of chronic inflammatory skin conditions in Ireland,  will take place on Saturday 16th November, from 11am - 4pm, in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin SkinSideOut is open to all members of the public struggling to...

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New Scalp Psoriasis Guidance Published

23/08/2019

The ISF has published a new stand-alone Managing Scalp Psoriasis leaflet , with guidance on how to manage and treat what can be a very frustrating part of living with the condition The scalp is one of the most common sites to be affected by psoriasis, and sometimes is the only area of involvement Almost 80% of people with psoriasis will have scalp involvement at some point in their lives, and...

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Sun Protection for Organ Transplant Recipients

14/08/2019

Happily, it's that time of year when see some nice weather, but it is so important to protect your skin from the sun People have the idea that the Irish sun does not cause skin cancer; that it is the hot sun in Spain and Portugal that causes the problem It is in fact the same sun in the sky, with the same risks of causing skin cancer, even on cloudy days! Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the...

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