Dating girl psoriasis
"I realized I had to go public with my story and give people like me the hope that they can do something about their psoriasis," wrote the funny man. Television personality Kim Kardashian invited cameras into the doctor's office with her when she was diagnosed with psoriasis while shooting her family's reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."Editor's note: Zain Verjee began her career at CNN in 2000 as an anchor in Atlanta and now anchors the Europe morning show for CNN International from London. She is a part-time master's student of creative writing at Oxford University. There are tiny red islands floating on the surface of my skin. (CNN) -- I have spent more than a decade of my professional career on international television, my face visible to millions each day. For years, I guard a painful secret: I can't bear to look in the mirror. A gaze that lingers a second too long makes me panic. They combine to create continents with jagged surfaces. Endless personal research, trial and error bring occasional relief. I instinctively choose the dimmest corner of a restaurant to sit in. But I am acutely aware that a horror film unfolds in secret beneath my clothes.
I find strands of hair on the sheets and pillowcases every morning. "Please can you leave the pool," a woman once told me when I was 22, visiting the Dead Sea in Israel, "we're not comfortable with you in it." She is horrified at my body. Click through the gallery to view other recognizable people who have psoriasis. Comedian Jon Lovitz, formerly of "Saturday Night Live," wrote a column for the Huffington Post about his struggles with the skin disease.
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Winters are a relief only because I won't stand out covered from top to toe. I am effervescent and radiant on the outside and rotting inside.