A look back at 2017 ISF events


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?


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


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


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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ISF annual Dermatology Study Day 2018, Galway, 10 March


The ISF is delighted to announce details of its 3rd annual Dermatology Study Day which takes place 10th March 2018 in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway Delegates of the ISF Study Day can look forward to an incredible line up of expert speakers from the world of dermatology This informative update on skin conditions is aimed at hospital, community-based, GP practice and public health...

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Dry January Could Improve Your Skin


The 'Drynuary' or 'Dry January' phenomenon may help detox your skin after Christmas! Every year thousands of Irish people do 'Dry January', abstaining from alcohol for one month in the hope of allowing the body to recover from the excesses of the Christmas holidays! We are all aware of the damaging effects of excessive alcohol on the liver, but what about what it does to your...

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Practical steps to getting fit and positive for the new year with Chris Moore


Personal trainer Chris Moore starts a new series of articles to help you get fit this year I hope the last of the selection boxes and mince pies are gone by now, it’s the New Year, and you know what that means! New Year’s resolutions! My name is Chris Moore, and I’m a personal trainer working from UCD Sport & Fitness This year I hope to help you guys not to just lose some of that...

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Tax back available on your emollients, creams and other health items. 


Ensuring treatments are prescribed and keeping your receipts can help cut your annual healthcare costs   Most people are aware you can claim tax back on prescribed medications and doctor’s visits, but did you know you can claim tax back on items that you can buy without a prescription (ie over-the-counter products) like creams, medications or other aids and appliances in certain...

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Irish researchers identify potential new treatment options for Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)


Ussher Assistant Professor in Translational Immunology, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), explains her team's recent HS research Researchers focusing on the common debilitating skin disease Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), which causes deep, painful lesions and leads to a poor quality of life have identified potential new treatment options after performing a comparative analysis that showed which...

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6 tips to save your skin during a cold weather snap!


Simple and effective tips to protect your skin when it’s freezing outside Brrrrrr   1: Take fewer, faster and cooler Showers One shower a day is enough! If you’re out playing sports or sweating a lot you can shower more often – but the key thing is to keep the time spent in the shower to a minimum – staying in the shower too long is dehydrating  Keep your showers under 10...

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A ‘Thank You’ to Paula Murphy and her supporters in memory of her Mum, Marie


Paula Murphy decided to enter the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon last March, to support her mother while she was fighting skin cancer, by running in aid of the ISF  Sadly, Marie Murphy passed away before the race in June ‘She wasn’t just a Mum, she was a best friend to all who knew her A Lady who fought the bravest battle and even in the end was more worried about her family than herself...

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Pearl’s Story – Living with Psoriasis – ‘I found a new friend in the Irish Skin Foundation’


My Journey with Psoriasis When I was four, I'm 10 at the moment by the way, I first met psoriasis and I knew right away psoriasis would halt my play We did not get on right from the start as the little bugger just broke my heart I just could not like it as it made me feel sad, and it made people stare and tear me apart It brought me to doctors, who scared me so much, with probing,...

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