Health Focus: Psoriasis
Kim Kardashian and her mom are two well known socialites here in the US who have the skin condition of psoriasis, a non contagous condition that causes raised, thick, itchy skin that sometimes flakes and looks inflamed with a redish tint to the color. It also causes severe dandruff to the scalp, genital lesions, thick nails and joint pain.
Although there is no way to prevent psorasis from appearing, there are several treatments for the irritating condition including the obvious: keeping clean with regular showers/baths, in addition to cortisone creams and mosturizers, oatmeal baths, and regular sunlight.
According to Life&Style Mag:
Mom Kris Jenner was diagnosed with psoriasis when she was 30, too. “There’s a large genetic component,” Dr. Jordana S. Gilman, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC. But Kim, who makes an enviable living showing off her skin during photo shoots, worries about the diagnosis. “People don’t understand the pressure on me to look perfect,” she says. “When I gain a pound, it’s in the headlines, so imagine what the tabloids will do to me when they see all these spots.”
Not to worry — Dr. Gilman tells Life & Style that Kim’s condition is completely manageable. “There are many treatment options, ranging from creams to pills to injectable medications,” she says. “If managed properly, it can be kept under control and she can lead a perfectly normal life.”
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