When you hear the word fungus, you may think of mushrooms growing on a wet tree trunk, mould on old bread, or mildew at the back of the refrigerator. These are perhaps the most well-known forms of fungi(more than one fungus), but did you know that there are up to 1.5 million species of fungi, approximately 300 of which can cause illness in people?
Psoriasis is a chronic immune mediated inflammatory disorder that affects approximately 2% of the world population or 140 million people worldwide. In Ireland, there are over 73,000 people with psoriasis and more than 9,000 people who suffer with severe psoriasis.
Did you know that it’s normal for people to lose up to 100 strands of hair a day? But when your hair falls out in round a patch, that’s something else entirely. This abnormal hair loss could be due to a condition called alopecia areata.
Ever wonder what bit you? There are a slew of critters, like bees, mosquitos and ticks that are known to bite or sting and cause uncomfortable symptoms. Though bug bites are often harmless, it’s still wise to learn how to identify each bug’s distinctive bite.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland. In 2017 it is estimated that there were an average of 10,857 skin cancers and 1,092 melanoma cases. Unprotected skin exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can also lead to several other adverse health effects, such as sunburn, premature skin aging, eye damage, and weakened immune system.
No one likes having dry, scaly, or itchy skin. And though it may seem like a problem that comes with cold or dry weather, or simply a need to moisturize, it may also be a sign of a medical condition called atopic dermatitis.