Tips to Prepare for a Remote/Virtual Hospital Consultation

The ever-evolving COVID-19 situation has had an impact on society in many ways, which has meant that hospitals and dermatology departments have had to change the way they interact with their patients. In order to ensure ongoing treatment and continuity of care, patients may be offered a telephone or video call, instead of face-to-face appointments. […]

World Psoriasis Day: Be Informed

Each year on World Psoriasis Day (October 29th), the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) and its 56 national and regional psoriasis organisation members, join together to raise awareness of psoriasis, estimated to affect approximately 73,000 in Ireland. Theme October 2020 marks the second year of our three-year campaign: Connected, Informed, United. The theme for […]

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 […]

Phototherapy service opens in Naas General Hospital

A phototherapy service has recently opened in Naas General Hospital to serve the needs of patients in Kildare and West Wicklow. This will facilitate the delivery of the service which requires weekly attendance closer to home.     Ultraviolet light is found in sunlight. Phototherapy is a form of artificial ultraviolet light treatment, comprising of […]