The Microbiome: new avenues of exploration in psoriasis research


Studies indicate that some common inflammatory skin conditions eg acne, rosacea, atopic eczema, psoriasis, and hidradenitis suppurativa, are associated with changes in the microorganisms that live on (colonize) human skin These changes, or imbalance (compared with normal), is termed dysbiosis and has prompted research into the possible role(s) of the microbiome in a number of skin conditions,...

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#Ask-How-I-Feel Psoriasis Campaign: Videos and Resources Launched


As part of the #AskHowIFeel psoriasis awareness campaign Novartis and the Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) has today launched a dedicated resource, AskHowIFeelie, housing new support and advice videos for people living with the skin condition The campaign is designed to encourage those living with psoriasis to seek support from others and to have more open conversations about how the condition...

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Pregnancy and Psoriasis: some things to keep in mind


Pregnancy and psoriasis Over the last decade or so, research has provided greater insights about the the course of psoriasis during pregnancy and the safety of newer treatments, particularly for moderate-to-severe psoriasis This is an evolving area and the science is complex, so your consultant dermatologist supervising your care will be able to advise you when considering planning a...

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World Psoriasis Day: ISF joins international efforts to raise awareness of complex emotional toll of common skin condition


Psoriasis on Your Mind – expert ‘SkinSideOut’ panel to meet at Science Gallery, Dublin on 16 Nov   This World Psoriasis Day (29th October), the Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) joins with the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) and 55 members globally to raise awareness of psoriasis and the complex emotional toll of this common skin condition, estimated to...

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The ISF puts your skin in perspective at the Ploughing!


The National Ploughing Championships, Europe’s largest outdoor event, chose the sunny south-east as the location for this year’s event which took place on 17th-19th September in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow The county lived up to its reputation, offering blue skies and sunshine for the entire 3-day event, bringing record-breaking attendance figures of 297,000 people, all eager to...

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2019 Annual Family Fun Day at Barretstown


  Every September as a new school year commences, we have an extra special event on our calendar at the ISF We search far and wide for 30 children who are having a challenging time with a skin condition and bring them and their families to Barretstown for a day full of exciting family fun and adventure! Each child is nominated by their paediatric dermatology nurse to ensure...

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Survey Call for Women with Psoriasis or Psoriatic Arthritis


Are you a woman, aged 18-45, living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis  Would you like to share your opinions and views about what it's like, for you, to live with psoriasis  Follow the link on the button below:   Click here to take the survey!   The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations(IFPA) and EUROPSO, in collaboration with UCB, are running a market research...

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5 Practical Tips for Parents of Children with Eczema at School


September is Eczema Awareness Month and the time of year school term starts back and many households will be adapting to a new routine for children starting or returning to school With all the excitement and preparation, we are mindful of the children out there with eczema and what this might mean for them Some practical tips which may be of benefit: Try to have established a daily bath...

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Research call from St Vincent’s Hospital to people living with Eczema or Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)


1) Do you have eczema, or “normal” skin   UCD Clinical Research Centre is conducting a research study on adult eczema/atopic dermatitis, comparing with normal skin to gain more understanding on the mechanism of skin disease If you are interested in being part of this study, please call Sean Kearns UCD CRC, Dermatology Research Nurse on (01) 221-3024 or my mail at crc@ucdie Prof...

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New Irish data reveals burden of common skin condition – World Atopic Eczema Day


Over 40% of reported cutting household expenditure due to cost of managing eczema1 To mark the second annual World Atopic Eczema Day (14 September) and reveal the hidden burden of living with atopic eczema, we've released the key findings 1 from the Irish Skin Foundation's (ISF) 'Living with Atopic Eczema Survey' which over 450 people living with eczema or caring for someone with eczema...

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SkinSideOut – first-of-its-kind public skin health talks & exhibition


Click here to attend Skin Side Out     SkinSideOut, the first-of-its-kind skin health event for the ISF and indeed for people affected by a wide range of chronic inflammatory skin conditions in Ireland,  will take place on Saturday 16th November, from 11am - 4pm, in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin SkinSideOut is open to all members of the public struggling to...

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New Scalp Psoriasis Guidance Published


The ISF has published a new stand-alone Managing Scalp Psoriasis leaflet , with guidance on how to manage and treat what can be a very frustrating part of living with the condition The scalp is one of the most common sites to be affected by psoriasis, and sometimes is the only area of involvement Almost 80% of people with psoriasis will have scalp involvement at some point in their lives, and...

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