RVVC is having three or more vaginal yeast infections within a one year time frame. It is estimated that it affects <5% of women.
The reason why some women experience RVVC is poorly understood, and most women with RVVC have no apparent predisposing or underlying conditions. However, RVVC can be caused by a number of medical conditions and lifestyle choices.
Some yeast infection causes:
- Hormonal changes occurring a few days before your monthly period
- Use of antibiotics or some birth control pills
- Wearing many tight layers or moist clothing “down there”
- Weakened immune system
- C. glabrata and other non–albicans Candida species are observed in 10%–20% of women with RVVC. Conventional anti-fungal treatments are not as effective against these non–albicans yeasts.
FemiClear® kills over 99% of both common (c. albicans) and stubborn (c. glabrata, and c. parapsilosis) yeast. FemiClear was tested by an independent accredited lab that performed an in vitro (non-human/non-animal) time kill study to measure the amount of candida albicans, candida glabrata, and candida parapsilosis that was killed. These yeasts (or candida) are thought to cause 95% of vaginal yeast infections. See the results.