A WOMAN who suffers from the same skin condition as Kim Kardashian can't wear bras or tight-fitting clothes because painful red patches cover 80% of her body.
Rosie Daniels was first diagnosed with the immune-mediated disease – which causes red and crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales – aged 12.
While it first started on her scalp, it's now spread to almost her entire body, and is so painful that the 22-year-old has to avoid wearing anything tight fitted, because it's likely to cause the psoriasis to flare up.
"It just feels too tight against my chest when I wear a bra – it really can be painful," Rosie told NeedToKnow.online.
"When it flares up it hurts to lay down in bed or change sleeping position.
"Not only is there really bad pain, but the itching becomes unbearable as well to the point where I will itch so much that my skin will bleed.
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"It really can hurt."
Since her diagnosis, social media influencer Rosie has been given countless medical creams and ointments to try, but nothing seemed to work.
When she first started experiencing psoriases symptoms, she was at school – and the patches were on her scalp, meaning that she spent her schooldays religiously tying her hair up to hide the condition from other pupils.
Just three years later, Rosie’s condition ended up spreading across 80% of her body.
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"I don't remember it being a big deal when I first went to the doctors," she mused.
"No one told me how it is something I will have for life or to expect extreme flare-ups.
"The initial thing doctors gave me was special shampoos for the psoriasis in my scalp.
"Once it then started to appear on my body, they gave me steroid creams.
"These creams work rapidly and do clear the flare in a matter of days but will always stop working for me a week after using them and my flare will return.
"Ever since then it's been a case of trial and error."
Over the years Rosie has tried to control flare ups by cutting out gluten, sticking to a vegan diet and even trying light treatments – but it's all been unsuccessful.
Instead, she reaches out to people online in a bid to raise awareness of the condition.
"My motto is 'be real, not perfect'," she added.
"I speak so openly about my skin online. When it comes to anyone else suffering with psoriasis everyone is so different and unique as to why they have flared up.
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"Advice that works for some people won't work for others. I want to raise awareness and normalise this skin condition as people and brands are still so unfamiliar with it.
"Another reason is to reach body confidence and for people to understand you don't have to be perfect to be happy, just comfortable in your own skin."
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