ISF Launch Video Resources for World Atopic Eczema Day

To mark World Atopic Eczema Day (14 September 2023), the ISF have launched a new set of information video resources for people living with or caring for someone with atopic eczema (AE). AE, also known as atopic dermatitis (AD), is a very common, non-contagious, chronic (long-term) inflammatory skin condition. AE most frequently begins in infancy […]

Medical Independent: SkinSideOut – Addressing key skin concerns

This below article, “SkinSideOut – Addressing key skin concerns“, written by Priscilla Lynch, was published by the Medical Independent on 11th June 2023. Priscilla Lynch reports on the Irish Skin Foundation’s recent information day. On Saturday 22 April, the Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) hosted SkinSideOut, a skin health information and exhibition event in O’Reilly Hall, University […]

Skin Registries: Call for Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema and Alopecia Areata patient representatives

National and International Skin Registry Solutions CLG (NISR) is seeking an Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema patient and an Alopecia Areata patient to join the Executive Committees of two new skin registries for people living with these conditions. What is a NISR? NISR is a not-for-profit organisation which builds and maintains skin registries, both in Ireland and Internationally. […]

Mater Dermatology Dept. holds eczema information morning to mark Eczema Awareness Month

To mark Eczema Awareness Month and World Eczema Day (14th September 2022), we were pleased to hold an information morning on Monday 12th September 2022. Eczema is a dry, itchy, inflammatory skin condition. It is sometimes referred to as dermatitis and there are different types such as Atopic, Irritant or Allergic. Our dermatology department regularly […]

ISF Webinar ‘Myth Busting: Misinformation in Eczema’

Did you miss our webinar: Myth busting- Misinformation in Eczema? You can now watch the full webinar below. The latest webinar in our SkinSideOut Series took place on World Eczema Day, 14 September 2022 to help raise awareness of one of the world’s most prevalent skin conditions. In this webinar, our panel included advocate and […]

Back to school: Practical tips for children with eczema

September is Eczema Awareness month which coincides with back to school for thousands of children around the country. Although it can be a very exciting time for most, it can also be a very daunting time for children with eczema. Atopic eczema is a very common, non-contagious, chronic (long-term) inflammatory skin condition. If you have […]

SECURE-AD Update: How do COVID-19 vaccinations affect patients with eczema?

The SECURE-AD patient survey is adapting to include the question, ‘How does the COVID-19 vaccination affect patients with eczema?’ In 2020, the SECURE-AD Patient survey was launched to understand how COVID-19 infections impacted on patients with eczema. The results will be available shortly as the research team are preparing their first scientific publication. Preliminary results […]

SECURE-AD: Update on the Analysis of COVID-19 Effects on People with Atopic Dermatitis

Globally, 21 atopic dermatitis patient organisations have become official partners of SECURE-AD, two international COVID-19 surveys for atopic dermatitis (also known as AD or eczema) . One survey is for healthcare providers and the other is for individuals with AD. What is the SECURE-AD Patient Survey? The SECURE-AD Patient Survey allows patients with AD who […]

Counting the Cost of Childhood Eczema

Study highlights how care costs extend beyond healthcare utilisation A study recently published in the British Journal of Dermatology (Olsson, Bajpai, Wee et al, 2020) highlights the ‘substantial costs’ that eczema can impose, with a significant proportion due to informal caregiving* and out-of-pocket expenses**, illustrating that the cost of caring for a child with eczema […]