by Tanith Carey
Last updated at 10:55 PM on 23rd January 2012
When Ruby Jaffrey’s daughter was born seven weeks prematurely, and her father was blinded by a brain tumour two months later, it wasn’t just Ruby’s sense of equilibrium that was affected.
She had never suffered from skin complaints in the past, but she suddenly developed severe psoriasis — a condition where too many skin cells are produced, forming a scaly plaque.
Within weeks, 80 per cent of her body was covered with the characteristic scabs.
Ruby Jaffrey tried every prescription medication available for her psoriasis, with little …