Articles for the ‘More than just a skin condition’ category
Thank you for all responses received, this survey is now closed! As part of the review of the 2003 ‘Enquiry Into The Impact Of Skin Diseases On People’s Lives’ a new questionnaire has been produced. Part of the review involves a new call for evidence to compare the responses to those received in 2003 with [...]
Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) launches FACE IT, a new online support programme for adults who have a condition that affects appearance.
In November 2011, CAR welcomed health professionals from around the UK to the launch of ‘Face IT’, their online support programme for adults with appearance-related distress as a result of a condition, injury or medical treatment that affects their appearance; for example, those with a skin condition such as ichthyosis, with burns or surgical scarring [...]
A document named Quality Standards for Dermatology has been published that has been worked on by a team of representatives from all the stakeholders in dermatology. These standards form the foundations of a good dermatology service for everyone with a skin condition. What will now be worked on are specific standards about different treatments and [...]
iFace is a website set up by a charity called Changing Faces for young people aged 11-21 to discuss living with a visible difference, give and get advice and share personal stories. Take a look around and see how other young people are dealing with their experiences.
Paediatric doctors at University College London have developed a quality of life measure for children aged 4 to 10 years old with a chronic illness such as ichthyosis. Many conditions, such as ichthyosis, have no specific information or statistics available regarding quality of life. It has been shown through much research, that given the same [...]
Members tell us that often the perception of having ichthyosis, or indeed other skin conditions, by the public and even medical professionals, is that it is “just a bit of dry skin”. In reality to many patients it certainly is not “just a bit of dry skin”. The following information is taken from Cardiff University [...]
Talking openly and honestly about appearance from an early age will help your child to feel accepted and valued and build his/her self-esteem. If you can find the words to talk about your child’s ichthyosis, you can: Prepare him/her for handling people’s inevitable natural curiosity about their appearance with confidence allay unnecessary fears that come [...]