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Paolo Bediones Admits Suffering From This Chronic Skin Disease

Paolo Bediones Psoriasis/ABS-CBN


Famous host Paolo Bediones shocked his followers upon admitting that he is suffering from psoriasis.

Paolo Bediones Psoriasis/ABS-CBN

Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease characterized by itchy plaques of raised red skin covered with thick silvery scales. Often found in elbows, knees, and scalp but can be found in any area of the skin. However, this condition isn't contagious or infectious.

Paolo Bediones Psoriasis/ABS-CBN

Paolo Bediones Psoriasis/ABS-CBN


In a Facebook post last July 5, 2017, he said that he has been keeping his condition as a secret for almost half of his life.

Paolo Bediones Psoriasis/ABS-CBN

"I HAVE PSORIASIS. Don't worry, it's a non-communicable skin disorder. It is NOT CONTAGIOUS. It's a painful, chronic disease characterized by incessant itching and scratching. Occasional bleeding and scabbing. Reddening of the skin and flaking. It's not pretty for sure, but I have been hiding it well,"
In this courageous act, he paved the way for his fellow psoriasis patients in the country. Stating that it may look disgusting for some but it doesn't infect others like some would think so upon seeing one.

Paolo Bediones Psoriasis/ABS-CBN
"More than 2 million of my KABALAT in the country suffer the daily plight of flare ups that are mild to severe, that happen during bouts of stress and heat, and sometimes it's caused by the food we eat. Some have even perished from the ordeal. Every day we have to mentally prepare ourselves before we go out into the world. Each one of us insecure, knowing someone will notice the discolored patch of skin or the white flakes. Knowing someone would like to ask about it, but feel uncomfortable doing so," 
The TV Anchor asked  the public for their support with  patients suffering psoriasis and encourage them to seek treatment.
"If you, a family member, or a friend share these symptoms, look up Psor Phil and please see a specialist and learn about the various forms of treatment that exists. If you know anyone with psoriasis, hug them. If you see me on the street, hug me,"
Other famous celebrities like reality TV star Kim Kardashian and singer Britney Spears also have opened up about their psoriasis condition.

May this courageous stand raise awareness to every Filipino citizen that psoriasis isn't something we should be ashamed of or frightened of; it is something to be fought of together.


Source: ABS-CBN News
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