Irish Daily Mail – ‘Wonder Drug that’s Been Denied to Eczema Sufferers’


This article written by Maeve Quigley was published in the Irish Daily Mail health supplement, 'Good Health', on Tuesday, 8th September 2020  It’s a drug that could change the lives of more than 500 eczema sufferers in Ireland and is made in a factory in Waterford And yet Ireland is one of just two countries in Europe not to have reimbursed the drug Dupilumab for the treatment of...

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ISF Website Survey – Tell Us What You Think


Our website is at the heart of the work the ISF does for people living with skin conditions It is home to all the latest news and up-to-date information on skin conditions and our 'Ask a Nurse' form where you can submit a question for a specialist dermatology nurse anytime for one-to-one guidance We need your help; we want to know whether you are getting what you need from our website  Help...

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GlobalSkin Presents the Atopic Eczema Care Priorities Survey


The GlobalSkin Atopic Eczema Community Since 2018, GlobalSkin has been collaborating with patient leaders in the atopic eczema community with the goal of significantly and measurably enhancing access to high-quality, coordinated, and innovative care for people living with atopic eczema The GlobalSkin Atopic Eczema Community has decided to develop a core document of patient care imperatives...

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Video – Dispelling Sun Protection Myths & Misconceptions


With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, our movements have been restricted and 2020 has become the year of the balcony, back garden and staycation for many of us While spending time outdoors is important for our own and our family's physical and mental well-being, it is equally important to enjoy the sun safely and be SunSmart! Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland and...

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Your Guide to Face Masks and Your Skin


Now that face coverings have become part of our daily lives, some people are finding that their skin beneath the mask is becoming irritated or that their skin condition has flared as a result of mask wearing Below we've created a handy guide on face masks - how to wear them, remove them, wash them, picking one that suits you, and how to look after your skin  What is the advice on face...

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Call for Access to Game-Changing Eczema Treatment on RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy Show


Listen to the full interview   Ray D'Arcy interviewed Paul Herriott, ISF Board Member, who has lived with eczema since childhood and Prof Alan Irvine, Consultant Dermatologist at St James' Hospital and Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin about the urgent need for access in Ireland to first-in-class drug (dupilumab), which has been available to patients elsewhere in Europe for over...

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ISF Calls for Access to Life-Changing Eczema Treatment


Ireland among last countries in EU to make new drug available to patients Listen to Paul Herriott and Prof Alan Irvine being interviewed on The Ray D'Arcy Show, RTÉ Radio 1   The ISF is calling on HSE management to reimburse a first-in-class drug (dupilumab) to provide access to hundreds of people living with severe atopic eczema throughout Ireland In 2017, the European...

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New Report Documents Sunburn, SunSmart Behaviours and Sunbed Use by Children in Ireland for the First Time


A new report titled, Children’s exposure to ultraviolet radiation – a risk profile for future skin cancers in Ireland, which was published on June 17th 2020, presents findings on children’s exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and sunbeds, UV skin protection behaviours, and sunburn High-risk groups: children and young people The report was developed by the Institute of...

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Is Your Workout Causing an Acne Break Out?


June is Acne Awareness Month and is an opportunity to raise awareness of this common skin condition, affecting over 645 million people globally  The great news for many people is that according to the next phase of the roadmap for Ireland's easing of the COVID-19 restrictions, the gyms are going to open! Benefits of exercise Exercise can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which is important...

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ISF Partner of SECURE-AD Patient Registry*


The Irish Skin Foundation is delighted to be a partner of SECURE-AD, two international COVID-registries for atopic dermatitis/eczema One registry, is completed by healthcare providers and the other registry is completed by individuals with this skin condition Atopic dermatitis and COVID-19 registries Atopic dermatitis (AD) also known as eczema, is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease In...

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Our Top Tips for Acne!


June is Acne Awareness Month and is an opportunity to raise awareness of this common skin condition, affecting over 645 million people globally  About acne Acne is the 8th most prevalent disease in the world and this common inflammatory skin condition can affect 85% of teenagers and young adults Acne commonly starts around 12-14 years of age and peaks around 16-17 years in females and 17-19...

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Protect your child against sun damage!


Playing and spending time outdoors is a really important part of childhood, but it is crucial that children are protected and safe while having fun in the sun Childhood: a critical time Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland with over 11,000 cases diagnosed each year and the number of cases is projected to more than double by 2045 Do you know that sun damage is cumulative It...

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