Eczema Expert 2018

12/10/2018

To mark national eczema week this year, 15-23rd September, we held our third annual public meeting in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, in Dublin on the 29th of September for those with or caring for someone with eczema Attendees travelled from all parts of the country, including Mayo, Leitrim, Donegal, Galway, Laois, Dublin and Wicklow The meeting provided an opportunity for the attendees to meet...

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Study indicates incidence of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) appears to be doubled among smokers

10/10/2018

A recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology has found that incidence of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) appears to be doubled among tobacco smokers The researchers examined healthcare data and identified nearly 4 million tobacco smokers and over 8 million non‐smokers The incidence of HS was 020% among smokers and 011% among non‐smokers – smokers were shown to be...

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‘Skin Matters’ – Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Panel Discussion, Meeting & Webinar

01/10/2018

The Irish Skin Foundation, supported by AbbVie, invites you to join a first-of-its-kind ‘Skin Matters’ event for anyone affected by Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)   You can join in-person or online and participate in a discussion among a panel of medical experts as well as people living with or caring for someone with HS Registration in advance of the event is required Places are limited...

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

25/09/2018

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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Skin Health and Farming

14/09/2018

In the run up to the Ploughing Championships, listen back to Dermatology Specialist Selene Daly discussing with Pat Kenny the various skin conditions affecting farmers in particular   We want everyone in Ireland to learn to Protect & Inspect their skin! Download our short guide, written with hospital-based dermatologists, to checking your skin    Melanoma is on the...

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The ISF welcomes First World Atopic Eczema Day – September 14th 2018

14/09/2018

September 14th marks the first ever World Atopic Eczema Day This inaugural day aims to raise awareness of eczema and atopic dermatitis, providing a platform to elevate the needs of people living with or caring for the condition The ISF is a partner of Global Skin and welcomes this very first World Atopic Eczema Day, which signals a positive change for those living with eczema and atopic...

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Eczema Expert, 29 September!! Meeting line up announced.

11/09/2018

The Irish Skin Foundation is delighted to announce the wonderful line- up for this year’s Eczema Expert meeting which will take place on Saturday 29th September 2018 in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin, form 10:00 to 15:00, supported by La Roche Posay Click here! Register to let us know you’re coming!   Exhibitors this year include La Roche Posay, Bioderma, Eucerin, Suvex Sooth,...

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Eczema Survey: Too little is known about the impact of Eczema in Ireland

11/09/2018

In terms of facts and figures, all we are able to say about people with eczema in Ireland is that it affects approximately 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults  These are estimates and only offer us the lowest-definition picture of the impact and burden of eczema on tens of thousands of people and caregivers affected by this common skin disorder To find out more, the ISF has launched a...

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The Sun, UV Radiation and how to Save Your Eyes!

28/08/2018

Ultraviolet radiation (UV) is a component of sunlight We know that overexposure to UV radiation can cause skin damage and skin cancer, but did you know that UV radiation can also harm your eyes increasing your risk for developing cataracts and other eye diseases Risk factors; People of all ages, including children and teenagers, who spends time outdoors is at risk for developing eye diseases...

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Irish people underestimate how pale they really are – is this leading to dangerous behaviour in the sun?

24/07/2018

Sweltering temperatures and long sunny days have been with us for weeks, making summer 2018 a record breaker It is really important that we enjoy the outdoors in a healthy manner and without potentially damaging our skin – this year’s Protect & Inspect campaign looks at our attitudes to our skin and how it reacts to the sun At the end of last year’s campaign the Irish Skin Foundation...

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We’re changing! New ISF logo coming Soon!

20/07/2018

We are excited to announce that we have been working with our creative team on a new logo and look for the Irish Skin Foundation The design is still under-wraps for the moment, be sure to keep an eye on our website and social media channels where we will soon be making the 'big reveal'! The ISF's present logo, which is based on a cross-section of the dermis, was designed by noted Irish...

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