Psychosocial burden and out-of-pocket costs in patients with atopic dermatitis in Ireland

Findings from the Irish Skin Foundation’s eczema survey, recently published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, highlight the burden experienced by Irish families. What is eczema? Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is one of the most common inflammatory skin diseases in Ireland and the developed world. The condition most frequently develops during childhood and is characterised by […]

Atopic Eczema – Why Scratching Can Make You So Itchy!

Breaking the itch scratch cycle in atopic eczema… What is atopic eczema? Atopic eczema is a common, non-contagious inflammatory skin condition, characterised by dry, red, itchy, skin, which can sometimes weep, crust and become thickened. The major symptom is an intense itch. The urge to scratch can be overwhelming, but only provides temporary relief, and […]

Top Tips for Avoiding Potential Atopic Eczema Triggers

Eczema triggers and our top tips to avoid them! What is atopic eczema? Atopic eczema (AE), also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common, non-contagious, chronic, inflammatory skin condition characterised by intense itch, dry, red skin which can sometimes weep, become blistered, crusted and thickened. AE is the most common inflammatory skin disorder in children […]

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 […]

The Importance of Emollient Treatment in Eczema

Atopic eczema is a very common, non-contagious, chronic inflammatory skin condition. While the exact cause is not known, certain factors are thought to be important in its development, these include an inherited predisposition to have a weakened skin barrier, as well as altered inflammatory and allergy responses. Atopic eczema most frequently begins in infancy but may […]

Skin barrier dysfunction and atopic dermatitis – research update

A recent article in Nature Reviews/Disease Primers reviewed the current knowledge on atopic dermatitis (AD), established treatments and the study of changes in the skin that results in this skin condition. Atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is the most common form of eczema. It is a non-contagious inflammatory skin condition and is recognisable by red, […]