Vaginal Infections

The medical term for infections and inflammation of the vagina is vaginitis. Vaginitis is very common, resulting in more than 10 million doctor’s visits every year.1  It is estimated that approximately 75% of women have at least one episode of candida vaginitis (yeast infection) at some point in their lives.2  Vaginal infections are caused by a number of different organisms, including fungi (yeast), bacteria and parasites. The discomfort and embarrassment associated with vaginal infections leads many women to treat themselves with over-the-counter medications. However, since these medications are only effective against fungal infections, this results in improper or inadequate treatment more than 60-70% of the time.3

Recent Vaginal Infections Commentary

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