Vaginal infections are the most common reason for women to visit a gynecologist. Approximately 95% of cases vaginal infections are caused by fungi, bacteria or parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Fungal infections of the vagina are very common: 3 out of 4 women will have at least one episode of fungal infection during their lifetime. Of them, approximately half will experience at least one more episode of yeast vulvovaginitis.
Vulvovaginal candidiasis is often associated with some other stress or disease (diabetes, pregnancy, antibiotic or high doses of oral contraceptives therapy, cellular immunodeficiency). It can also exacerbate following sexual intercourse since ejaculate reduces acidity of the vagina.