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'Living with Psoriasis' conference to give practical advice to sufferers

Organisers urge those suffering from the skin condition to attend the conference today to receive important information and advice.

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THIS YEAR’S National Psoriasis Information Day will see a day of talks and workshops aimed at practically helping those with the skin condition.

Organised by the Psoriasis Association of Ireland, this year’s event will focus on the theme ‘Living with Psoriasis’ and include information from leading dermatologists on how to apply creams, ointments, and make-up to problem areas.

Psoriasis is a non-contagious, incurable chronic inflammatory skin condition that can appear anywhere on the body – with the most common areas being the scalp, elbows and knees.

Although more than 100,000 people in Ireland have psoriasis, many of those suffering from the condition are reluctant to seek help, says Caroline Irwin, Chairperson Psoriasis Association.

Many people suffer in silence rather than seek medical help, while others feel socially isolated.
We hope as many people as possible will avail of this invaluable opportunity to receive important information and advice about psoriasis.

The event will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, with keynote speaker Dr Anne Marie Tobin, Consultant Dermatologist at Tallaght Hospital, giving expert advice to psoriasis sufferers.

For more details visit www.psoriasisireland.ie

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