Rosacea flare-ups and identifying potential triggers


The characteristic symptoms of rosacea vary from person to person, and for some, fluctuate in severity over time The exact cause of rosacea is as yet, unclear, but in some instances people with rosacea can have their symptoms provoked or aggravated by exposure to environmental, physiological and emotional triggers, resulting in flare-ups Alongside rosacea treatments, recognising, avoiding...

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Seasonal UV Changes and Protecting Our Skin


Knowing a little bit about Earth’s relationship with the Sun allows us to understand how the intensity of the Sun’s rays can change during the year, and the importance of protecting our skin What causes the change in seasons Earth revolves around the Sun, taking a year to complete one orbit But as it does so, it also spins on its own axis (an imaginary line that extends from the north to...

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Study for people aged 18-65, living with psoriasis, eczema or ichthyosis vulgaris


Are you aged 18-65 and living with psoriasis, eczema or ichthyosis vulgaris You may be eligible to participate in a study to investigate the role of neutrophil proteases as global regulators of IL-1 family cytokine activity in skin disorders NEUTROPRO Study The NEUTROPRO study is a research study being carried out by Professor Irvine (Dermatology – St James Hospital) and Professor Martin...

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Can a writing intervention help improve body image in adults with a skin condition?


Does your skin or hair condition affect how you feel about your body If the answer is yes, you may be interested in helping psychologists at the University of Sheffield test whether a one-week online writing intervention could improve body image in individuals living with a dermatological condition Who can take part You are eligible to take part if you: Have a condition that...

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Survey exploring the wellbeing of young people during the COVID-19 outbreak


The University College Dublin (UCD) School of Psychology, in collaboration with the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Children’s and Young Peoples’ Services Committee (CYPSC) and Healthy Ireland, are running an online anonymous survey examining how the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 12-25 years The results of this study will be used to inform...

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This Valentine’s Weekend Love your Skin and Avoid an Eczema Flare


Our tips to avoid an eczema flare this Valentine's weekend! We know that some of you may be buying your loved one some special gifts or having a romantic date night in this weekend, so we’ve put together some tips to ensure an eczema flare doesn’t spoil your Valentine’s weekend Investing quality time One of the most common 'in lockdown’ activities planned for this weekend is a relaxing...

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Tips to Prepare for a Remote/Virtual Hospital Consultation


The ever-evolving COVID-19 situation has had an impact on society in many ways, which has meant that hospitals and dermatology departments have had to change the way they interact with their patients In order to ensure ongoing treatment and continuity of care, patients may be offered a telephone or video call, instead of face-to-face appointments Download consultation aid What is a remote or...

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Survey: New Phase of First Patient-Led Impact Research Study in Dermatology


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) The ISF, a proud member of GlobalSkin, are calling on any adult affected by a skin condition to take part in Phase 3...

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Update on Dupilumab: HSE Management Supports Reimbursement


Less than a month from the last major development, Dupilumab receives green light for funding In a statement to the ISF and healthcare professionals this afternoon, the HSE notified patients that the Executive Management Team has supported reimbursement of Dupilumab under High Tech (Drugs Scheme) Arrangements Availability of the new 'first-in-class' treatment will be "subject to a managed...

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Are You Missing Out On Tax Back On Your Health Expenses?


You can claim tax relief on the cost of health expenses These can be your own health expenses, those of a family member or any individual’s, as long as you paid for them You generally receive tax relief for health expenses at the standard rate of tax (20%) Nursing home expenses are given at the highest rate of tax (up to 40%) So, what are qualifying health expenses Qualifying health...

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Update on Dupilumab: HSE Drugs Group Supports Reimbursement


Potentially life-changing treatment one step closer for people struggling with moderate-to-severe atopic eczema  The HSE has advised that the HSE Drugs Group, the body which decides whether or not the Irish government will fund a new medicine through the public health system, supported reimbursement of dupilumab for a defined subgroup of the full licensed indication, at their January 2021...

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Video: COVID-19 Vaccines and Skin Conditions Q&A


This video was recorded on 14 January 2021 with Professor Anne-Marie Tobin (Consultant Dermatologist at Tallaght University Hospital and HSE Clinical Lead for Dermatology) to discuss some frequently asked questions people with skin conditions have about the COVID-19 vaccines For more COVID-19 vaccine information please visit: www2hseie/covid-19-vaccine/ https://youtube/bE4HtgAG0MU COVID-19...

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