Kim Kardashian Speaks Out About Painful Skin Condition Psoriasis

Kim Kardashian has never made a secret of the struggles she faces living with the skin condition psoriasis.

The KUWTK star was diagnosed with the condition, which causes red, inflamed, flaky patches of skin covered in silvery scales to form, more than seven years ago.

Kim regularly speaks out about living with psoriasis as she reveals one of her latest treatments in her most recent Instagram post.

Credit: Instagram/Kim Kardashian
Credit: Instagram/Kim Kardashian

The mum-of-three uploaded a snap of her lying in bed with ointment on her face, with a caption that says: "Psoriasis is the sh*t," along with a laughing face emoji.

Clearly willing to do anything to get rid of the painful outbreak on her face, Kim revealed earlier in the week that she'd been to see a Chinese herbalist to help her with the condition.

"I am super desperate with my psoriasis so I went to a Chinese herbalist," she told her 127 million followers alongside a picture of a brown coloured drink. "I have my own mixture. I have to drink it twice a day and it is so nasty. Hopefully, this works. I'll see in six weeks."

Credit: Instagram/Kim Kardashian
Credit: Instagram/Kim Kardashian

Kim has previously opened up about the condition on her website back in2016, when she told her fans about her diagnosis in 2010.

"I have that one patch on my right leg that is the most visible. I don't even really try to cover it that much anymore.

"Sometimes I just feel like it's my big flaw and everyone knows about it, so why cover it?"

The reality star takes after her mum, Kris Jenner, who has also been diagnosed with psoriasis.

"Everyone with psoriasis has different symptoms; sometimes the rashes are itchy, sometimes they're flaky. Mine flares up from time to time for different reasons," she continued.

"I'm always hoping for a cure, of course, but in the meantime, I'm learning to just accept it as part of who I am."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Kim Kardashian

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