Is a common ingredient in your emollient actually irritating your skin?

22/03/2019

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and Aqueous cream Atopic eczema and dry skin go hand-in-hand; medical moisturisers / emollients have been used for managing eczema for many years and are still the recommended first-line treatment One common emollient, Aqueous cream, has been on the market for decades but according to some studies the negative effects on the skin barrier are thought to be related...

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A plan for waiting times? HSE publishes Scheduled Care Access Plan 2019

12/03/2019

In an effort to tackle waiting times the HSE has published the Scheduled Care Access Plan 2019 which specifically identifies dermatology for extra resources This move may help people with psoriasis, HS, atopic eczema, skin lesions and many other skin conditions access care more quickly Under the plan the HSE intends to increase total number of outpatient appointments, introduce what have...

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UCD Get Sun Smarter!

11/03/2019

Join us for our 2nd annual ‘Get Sun Smarter’ awareness event, 11am – 2pm on 9th & 10th April in the O'Brien Centre for Science East, UCD This free event is open to all UCD students and staff and will include: The latest Melanoma research findings from Systems Biology Ireland, Charles Institute of Dermatology and Conway Institute researchers, with a microscope demonstration of...

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Video: “Skin Matters” Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Panel Discussion Published

11/03/2019

The ISF, supported by AbbVie, held the first-of-its-kind “Skin Matters” meeting and webinar on the evening of 1 November 2018 in Dublin’s Chocolate Factory for people with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) The main element of the event was a panel discussion lead by two HS patient advocates, Suzanne Moloney and Barry McGrath, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Anne Marie Tobin, and GP Dr...

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Sleeping with psoriasis: is itching causing a poor night’s sleep in the ‘scratcher’?

04/03/2019

Sleep is vital for our everyday functioning and is important for our physical and psychological wellbeing However, disrupted sleep may be caused by a number of issues ranging from physical, lifestyle and environmental factors (family responsibilities, occupational duties) to psychological issues, eg stress and anxiety Sleep disruption can have a negative impact on quality of life Studies in...

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ISF signs up to IPPOSI Charter for Patient Involvement in Medicines Assessment & Reimbursement

22/02/2019

The Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science & Industry (IPPOSI), have published 'A Charter for Patient Involvement in Medicines Assessment & Reimbursement', which calls on the Department of Health (DoH), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE) to improve the transparency, accountability and communication on how medicines are...

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How do you manage Hand Dermatitis / Eczema

19/02/2019

Hand dermatitis is also known as hand eczema This common skin condition can occur at any age, including childhood Symptoms of hand dermatitis can range from mild to severe, where it can be long lasting and flare from time to time It is important to say that hand dermatitis/eczema is not contagious Risks - Hand Eczmea can result from a combination of factors: Genetics – If you have or...

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The ISF announces details of our 4th annual Dermatology Study Day

13/02/2019

The ISF announces details of our 4th annual Dermatology Study Day:  6th April 2019 Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 Delegates of the ISF Dermatology Study Day can look forward to a interesting line up of expert speakers from the world of dermatology Join us for our annual series of talks on skin conditions, which is aimed at hospital, community-based, GP practice and...

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Tattoos: some considerations for your skin’s health

01/02/2019

Think before you ink! As the popularity of tattoos continues to rise, so too do concerns about potential risks While some of these risks may be known to the general public (eg the transmission of serious blood borne infections through unsterilized equipment), others may be less well publicised eg tattoo associated skin disorders or indeed, regret What is a tattoo A permanent tattoo involves...

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Dundalk Institute of Technology Health Fair

23/01/2019

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) held their inaugural Health Fair on January 23rd The aim of the event was ‘Health promotion in this setting, has the potential to impact future life and health outcomes of its campus community members and society as a whole Events such as the health fair can influence health-related knowledge, health beliefs and attitudes, and set patterns for health...

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SIVUH Dermatology Conference, Brookfield Health Science Complex, UCC

18/01/2019

The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital held a dermatology conference on Wednesday January 9 in the Brookfield Health Sciences complex, University College Cork The conference covered a broad range of topics reflecting some of the work of the dermatology department and included talks on psoriasis, eczema, hidradenitis suppurativa, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, MOHs...

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Some simple tips to tackle dry skin this winter

18/12/2018

In wintertime, central heating and lower humidity (very dry air) can aggravate skin dryness So as the temperature gauge plummets, we look at simple ways to combat this seasonal phenomenon The epidermis at a glance The uppermost layer of the skin is called the epidermis; this forms the main protective barrier and is where drying occurs The epidermis is comprised of layers of cells, stacked on...

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