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A 23-year-old female asked:

Ive genital psoriasis - on anus and vagina. i wasnt using cream on anus cause i thought it went away and i was on my period. today, after wiping my anus hurt so much, i noticed redness on that area. could this be yeast and not psoriasis?didnt itch?

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Dr. Karna Gendo
Allergy and Immunology 25 years experience
It's possible that the redness and pain you are experiencing in your anus could be caused by a yeast infection, rather than psoriasis. Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of a type of fungus called Candida, and can cause symptoms such as itching, redness, and burning. Psoriasis and yeast infections can have similar symptoms, so it's important to consult with a healthcare provider.
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