"Kim Kardashian Posts Videos on Instagram Showing Her 'Painful' Psoriasis Flare-Up"

Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Dealing with a Psoriasis Flare-Up on Instagram

In a recent series of Instagram Stories, Kim Kardashian shared a candid glimpse into her experience with a psoriasis flare-up. Showing a close-up of a red, raw patch of skin on her shin, she expressed her frustration and discomfort. In one video, she remarked on the severity of her psoriasis and her struggles to identify triggers or find effective treatments, emphasizing the challenges of dealing with the condition.

Psoriasis, an autoimmune disorder, leads to the formation of scaly, inflamed patches on various areas of the body such as the scalp, elbows, and knees. Individuals with this condition experience an accelerated production of skin cells due to an overactive immune system. Symptoms manifest differently based on skin tone, appearing pink to red with silvery scales in fairer individuals, and violet or dark brown with grayish scales in deeper skin tones. Symptoms typically cycle, with flare-ups lasting weeks to months followed by periods of remission. Psoriasis flare-ups vary by individual and can be exacerbated by stress, infections, cold/dry weather, skin injuries, and certain medications. Dr. Ife J. Rodney, founding director of Eternal Dermatology + Aesthetics and professor of dermatology at George Washington University highlights the difficulty in identifying precise triggers for inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea. This ambiguity makes flare-ups unpredictable and frustrating for sufferers. Understanding individual triggers remains a challenge in managing these conditions effectively.

Kardashian has openly discussed her struggles with psoriasis, emphasizing its emotional impact. She mentioned trying a plant-based diet for symptom management, though its effectiveness varies individually. Additionally, she relies on moisturizers and ointments. Recently, she faced criticism for using a tanning bed during flare-ups, despite dermatologists advising against it. Dr. Rodney advises tracking lifestyle changes for triggers, although sometimes triggers are elusive.
Meanwhile, Kardashian attempts to lighten the situation, jokingly remarking, "Am I imagining things, or does my psoriasis look like a heart?" She humorously acknowledges the resemblance and quips, "Lucky me, I have a heart-shaped psoriasis for Valentine’s Day."

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