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Tackling dry skin and dermatitis

There are many causes of dry skin, among the most common causes are conditions like dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis,and seborrheic dermatitis Dermatitis The simple definition of dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. Different types of dermatitis include contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff) and atopic dermatitis (eczema). Symptoms include swollen, reddened and itchy skin. About 80 per…

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Headway in hereditary skin diseases

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation by Dr Robyn Hickerson of theUniversity of Dundee on advances in gene therapy research into genetic skin disorders The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging from skin cancer…

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The fascinating functions of follicles

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series heard a presentation by Prof Ralf Paus on how human scalp hair follicles are in fact chemosensory ‘mini-organs’ The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging from skin cancer to psoriasis, among others.…

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