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 […]
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 […]
Sleep is vital for our everyday functioning and is important for our physical and psychological wellbeing. However, disrupted sleep may be caused by a number of issues ranging from physical, lifestyle and environmental factors (family responsibilities, occupational duties) to psychological issues, e.g. stress and anxiety. Sleep disruption can have a negative impact on quality of […]
Almost 80% of people with psoriasis will have scalp involvement at some point in their lives, so it’s very common and it’s never welcome. During the festive season approaches it is important to stay on top of treating your scalp psoriasis with some top tips as follows. Some people suffer with mild psoriasis of the […]
Listen back to Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist Selene Daly speaking with Pat Kenny about Chickenpox, Hand, Foot and Mouth disease and Chilblains. Selene gives important tips on how identify Chickenpox, how to deal with fever, treatments and dealing with the terrible itch.