(WebMD) — Vulvovaginitis is inflammation of your vulva and vagina. It’s also called vaginitis. It’s a common condition — as many as one-third of women will have it during their lifetime. It shows up most often during your reproductive years.
Types and Causes
You get vaginitis when the normal amount of yeast and bacteria in your vagina gets out of balance. This could happen for several reasons, including an infection, a change in hormones, or antibiotic use. It could also be because of a reaction you have to something that comes into contact with your vulva or vagina.
There are three common types of vaginal infections that cause vaginitis.
Yeast infection. Sometimes you can have too much of a fungus called C. albicans, or any of several species of candida. You always have some candida in your vagina, but an overgrowth causes yeast infections and symptoms of vaginitis. (…)
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