JESS Wright has begged fans for a 'miracle cure' after revealing that she suffers with Psoriasis.

The former Towie star, 37, bravely opened up about the struggles with skin condition on social media.


Jess, who gave birth to her first child in May 2022, shared a selection of snaps on Instagram with her 1.5m followers.

The first three pictures showed how bad the condition is on her arms as she posed in the mirror of her bathroom. There were also visible patches on her legs and face.

In the caption the ITVBe star explained that the condition has got worse since becoming a mum, and pleaded for any tips on how to improve it.

Jess said: "A very different post to my last one… it’s taken me a while to get the courage to post this but ultimately, it is what it is.

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"My psoriasis has taken a turn for the worse since having a baby & I wanted to share it for anyone else suffering with it, in the hope it might make you feel less alone with it / we may be able to help each other eventually with remedies 

 

"I spend my days covering up my arms, and now unfortunately my legs & face are pretty bad too & im bloody sick of it.

"I have tried so many things in the past but I feel like it’s auto immune so ultimately it’s what we put into our bodies.

What is psoriasis?

Roughly two per cent of the population – both men and women – are affected by psoriasis.

Prominent figures that deal with the skin problem are model Cara Delevingne and singer Cyndi Lauper.

TV personality Kim Kardashian has also described psoriasis as her “big flaw”, always “hoping for a cure”.

Sadly, there is no cure for psoriasis. 

Patients have to learn to deal with the condition by finding a treatment that works for them.

But some have also found that modifying their diet helps.

Treatments

The NHS says: “A wide range of treatments are available for psoriasis, but identifying the most effective one can be difficult.”

Treatments fall into three categories.

First, topical creams and ointments applied to the skin are usually the first option to help with mild psoriasis. 

If the condition has spread to the scalp, there are also shampoos and ointments that can help.

Examples include:

  • Emollients to keep the skin moist and reduce water loss
  • Steroid creams – which are only prescribable – to calm the skin 
  • Vitamin D analogues to slow the production of skin cells and reduce inflammation
  • Calcineurin inhibitors to dampen inflammation and the immune system, sometimes in sensitive areas
  • Coal tar to reduce scales and itchiness
  • Dithranol to suppress the production of skin cells

"If anyone has a miracle cure please let me know 

 

"Sending love to anyone else suffering a skin condition, especially new mums who have clearly been hit with it by the lack of sleep/stressful first few months 

."

The condition – which affects an estimated two per cent of people in the UK – causes, according to the NHS, red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.

Jess isn't the only celebrity who has spoken out about their struggles.

The likes of Kim Kardashian and Love Island's Olivia Bowen also have psoriasis.

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It comes after Jess revealed that she suffered from post-natal depression after welcoming her son Presley into the world earlier this year.

Speaking on the red carpet at the National Television Awards last week, Jess said she had struggled, adding: "I had a bit of post natal depression.

"And the lack of sleep.

"For me also, I have always had psoriasis but it went when I was pregnant but now it is back with a vengeance.

"It has now gone to the point where it is no return, it is everywhere. I have covered it well tonight. I did not know it would be as bad."

Jess previously told how she had to have her baby boy delivered by emergency caesarean section five days before her due date, after concerns that he was struggling.

“I felt so much less movement from him the week before and I was so uncomfortable and breathless all the time. I was adamant that I wanted a natural birth,” she said.

"The doctor said they would induce me, but after 48 hours, I had barely slept and still hadn’t dilated half a centimetre.

"Then the baby’s heart rate started dropping, so I needed an emergency C-section.

"After he was born, he stopped breathing and his oxygen went really low.

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"Then the following morning, his heart rate dropped again and he was doing this grunting thing, so he had to go into NICU [newborn intensive care unit].”

Jess shares her son Presley with husband William Lee-Kemp.



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