Patient Leader Dialogue Report 2018 – Policy Drivers in Atopic Eczema

The International Alliance of Dermatological Patient Organisations (IADPO) also known as GlobalSkin hosted an event “Patient Leader Dialogue Workshop on Atopic Eczema”, in September of this year in Paris. The Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) was one of eight patient organisations from eight countries who took part in the event. What was the goal of this […]

Research Study: Eczema or Psoriasis

Do you have eczema, psoriasis or “normal” skin?   UCD Clinical Research Centre is conducting a research study on eczema/atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and comparing both 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 Kate Lynam-Loane UCD CRC, Dermatology Research […]

Eczema Expert 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. […]

Selene Daly speaks with Pat Kenny about managing Eczema

Listen back to Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist Selene Daly speaking with Pat Kenny about Eczema. If you are experiencing difficulty managing acne or any other skin condition, ask an ISF dermatology clinical nurse specialist for guidance. For more information about Atopic Dermatitis and Eczema, visit our Eczema Section to download our booklet, What you need to know about Eczema or […]

20 questions about allergy and eczema answered by the experts at IFAN

As part of Eczema Awareness Week 2017, we are delighted to publish new guidance from the Irish Food Allergy Network to explain the associations between food allergy and eczema. Does food allergy cause eczema? No! Eczema is a genetic skin problem caused by a defect in the skin barrier. It is not an allergy. Is […]

Eczema Awareness Week 2017 – ISF hopes more people can live life symptom free

1-in-5 children and 1-in-12 adults affected by eczema / atopic dermatitis Eczema Awareness Week (11-17 September) is an opportunity to raise awareness of what it’s like to live with or to manage eczema; for the ISF it’s also about getting the right information out there to help people with eczema live life as symptom free as […]

When should people with Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis (AD) be offered systemic therapy?

New consensus framework to provide a structure for patients and caregivers to make a decision about systemic therapies Atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as atopic eczema, is a common, itchy and unpleasant condition. AD has significant well-established comorbidities (associated conditions) including food allergy, asthma and allergic rhinitis, in addition to newly-recognised comorbidities including those related […]

SKINS – Resources for Young People Launched: Acne, Alopecia, Eczema & Psoriasis

A fantastic new resource called SKINS, specifically for young people with skin disorders and developed by dermatologists Tess McPherson, Celia Moss and Fiona Browne from Ireland’s OLCHC, has been launched to provide information, support and a give voice to the experiences of young people with skin conditions. Resources for four common conditions can be accessed here: Acne […]

Eczema awareness week highlights silent suffering of 1 in 5 kids

To mark Eczema Awareness Week (starting 12th September 2016) the Irish Skin Foundation, will host a week long programme of events to raise awareness for the chronic skin condition that affects 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults in Ireland. A free public event ‘Eczema Expert: Advice for Life’ will take place in […]

Eczema Expert – Advice For Life

The ISF has announced the line-up for Eczema Expert: Advice for Life, which will be held during Eczema Awareness week to help anyone caring for eczema to learn more about managing the condition. Register with us to let us know you’re coming! The meeting will cover what you need to know about eczema, emollient therapy, […]