When Kim Kardashian talks, her legion of fans listen — and many, many more people know about the challenges of living with the chronic skin condition psoriasis thanks to her. The E! reality star was diagnosed with psoriasis, an autoimmune condition that causes raised bumps or scaly patches of skin to develop on a person's body, on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Psoriasis is often misunderstood and stigmatized, despite how common it is. The condition affects 7.5 million people in the United States, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.
Kardashian is only one star who has helped raise awareness of what it's like to deal with the flaky, rashy flare-ups of psoriasis. Here, the most famous psoriasis patients share how they cope with their condition.