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Fifteen year old Lynn talks about how the condition affected her confidence and made her feel different from her peers following her diagnosis at 10 years old.
My name is Lynn, I am 15 years old. I was diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 10.
When I was a little kid, I knew nothing about psoriasis and it didn’t affect any part of my life in the slightest. As I grew up, I started to learn more about it and I realised how it affected my life. I’ve never worn nail polish, and also my nails would get stuck in my hair and clothes. It’s hard to live with. And as I grew up, I started to notice the stares of people who saw a different skin type than theirs.
People were supportive except for a few. But I know that beauty comes from the inside, and I know that someday psoriasis will invade every part of my body. But this is what makes me different. This is what makes me special. I wouldn’t be who I am today, I wouldn’t have the confidence that I have, if it weren’t for my condition.