There are a number of sources that provide high-quality dermatology information. While these generally provide up-to-date and accurate advice, it must be emphasized that your care should be directed through your General Practitioner or Consultant Dermatologist.
The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) have kindly given permission to link to their patient information leaflets (PILs) below.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) have developed information for patients. This is available via their website and is also available via an app (http://www.dermapp.net/).
The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology provide information via their website.
The Irish Skin Foundation provides high-quality information in addition to current news and events, including research in the Charles Institute, UCD.
“The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) is a non-governmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization. It was formed to stimulate the cooperation of societies of dermatology and societies interested in all fields of cutaneous medicine and biology throughout the world”. It provides a very good means of discovering patient support groups and dermatology societies internationally.
“DermNet NZ presents authoritative facts about the skin for consumers and health professionals in New Zealand and throughout the world. It is written and reviewed by dermatologists, other health professionals and medical writers. Access to DermNet NZ is free via the internet.”
American Academy of Dermatology
British Association of Dermatology Events
European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology
The International League of Dermatological Societies
Irish Skin Foundation