Mayo psoriasis sufferers should seek treatment

The Psoriasis Association of Ireland is urging the estimated 2,400 psoriasis patients living in Mayo to seek treatment for their condition rather than suffer in silence.

Chairperson Caroline Irwin has urged people to attend the seventh national convention of the association, which takes place in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny, on Saturday September 4.

The convention will provide an opportunity for psoriasis patients and their families and friends to learn about the skin condition, latest treatments, and to partake in an informal question and answer session with the respective speakers

It will be addressed during the morning session by Dr Ann Marie Tobin, clinical research fellow in psoriasis, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, and Dr Donncha O’Gradaigh, consultant rheumatologist, Waterford Regional hospital. Demonstration workshops will take place in the afternoon with a dermatology nurse and a make-up artist focusing on the practical management of psoriasis and camouflage make-up. There will also be a number of exhibitors present.

Admission is €10 while old age pensioners and children are free.

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