She said: 'I had painful sores all over my face and I'd hear people say, "what's wrong with her skin" or "can you catch it?
Psoriasis can also develop on the penis, which could contribute to pain and discomfort during sex, in addition to body image issues, said Dr Alejandro Molina-Leyva, a dermatologist at Complejo Hospitalario Torrecardenas, in Spain.
Alice Ring, 25, from Essex, was first diagnosed with psoriasis, which causes scaly, dry sores, in her late teens.
After suffering severe sunburn while abroad, Ms Ring suffered her worst and most painful flare-up across her entire body.
Dating can be challenging in the “best” of circumstances, and you’ve probably heard all that jazz about having to go through a few trial-and-error experiments.
If you have psoriasis and feel some anxiety around dating, I’d like you to know you’re not alone in these thoughts.So forget canceling a date to stay home binge-watching Netflix series, especially when you have a flare-up or particularly bad case of psoriasis - plus you can always catch your fave show AFTER the date, or even better, find someone to watch them WITH under a blanket!Be bold, be you, and remember everyone has their insecurities.I’ve lived with severe psoriasis since I was seven, and used to think I would never find love or be comfortable enough to be intimate with someone.There can be an embarrassing side of psoriasis that those without the disease may not understand: the flaking, itching, bleeding, depression, anxiety, doctors’ appointments, and much more.