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Dec 21, 2017

Presenting: The 12 Days of Itchmas!

A festive 12-day, 12-part special on the patient who presents with an itch:

  • Taking a focused history
  • Examining appropriately
  • Formulating a differential diagnosis
  • Management strategies including:
    • use of emollients, steroids, and other topical agents
    • use of oral agents
  • When to refer


  • Prof Fergal Moloney, Associate Professor of Dermatology at University College Dublin and Consultant Dermatologist at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
  • Dr Stephanie Menzies, Specialist Registrar in Dermatology at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

Episodes will be released daily from 26 December 2017 - 6 January 2018. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to receive each episode when it's released.  And while you're there, leave a rating or review - it really helps!

Happy New Year everyone!


Additional Resources:

British Association of Dermatologists Handbook for Medical Students and Junior Doctors 2014:

NHS Scotland Dermatology Pocket Guide: