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 […]

The Invisible Symptom Affecting up to 97% with Psoriasis

Common symptoms Some of the most common and recognisable symptoms of psoriasis, include raised red patches of skin, covered with silvery white scaling, called plaques. Itch is also reported to be a common symptom of psoriasis. However, it can sometimes be underappreciated as it is not a visible indicator. Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory […]

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 […]

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 […]

Updated frequent hand washing advice – BAD statement

Statement on frequent hand washing to reduce coronavirus risk for people with skin diseases affecting the hands   The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) makes statements on best practice, teaching, training and research in dermatology which is often followed by dermatology departments and consultants in the Republic of Ireland. This statement was last updated by […]