Our Clinics

Metroplitan LA
1832 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tel. (213) 484-0040

West LA
11540 Santa Monica Blvd.
Second Floor - Suite #203
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel. (310) 477-9210

Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the Candida species, of which Candida albicans is the most common. Candidiasis encompasses infections that range from superficial, such as oral thrush and vaginitis, to systemic and potentially life-threatening diseases. Candida infections of the latter category are also referred to as candidemia and are usually confined to severely immunocompromised persons, such as cancer, transplant, and AIDS patients.

Superficial infections of skin and mucosal membranes by Candida causing local inflammation and discomfort are however common in many human populations. While clearly attributable to the presence of the opportunistic pathogens of the genus Candida , Candidiasis describes a number of different disease syndromes that often differ in their causes and outcomes. Commonly referred to as a yeast infection, it is also technically known as candidosis, moniliasis, and oidiomycosis.

Children, mostly between the ages of three and nine years of age, can be affected by chronic mouth yeast infections, normally seen around the mouth as white patches. However, this is not a common condition

Candida yeasts are commonly present in humans, and their growth is normally limited by the human immune system and by other microorganisms, such as bacteria occupying the same locations (niches) in the human body

Diagnose of a yeast infections is done either via microscopic examination or culturing.

Candida species are frequently part of the human body's normal oral and intestinal flora. Treatment with antibiotics can lead to eliminating the yeast's natural competitors for resources, and increase the severity of the condition.

In clinical settings, Candidiasis is commonly treated with antimycotics?the antifungal drugs commonly used to treat Candidiasis are topical clotrimazole, topical nystatin, fluconazole, and topical ketoconazole.

Toenail Fungus and Fingernail Fungus Infections cause, can be:

Toenail Fungus can be treated by a new laser technology known as Pin Pointe Foot Laser.

Toenail Fungus laser treatment technology is the most advanced treatment for Toenail Fungus with minimal amount of known side effects.

Some important facts about Pin Pointe Foot Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus infection, includes:

Visit our Cutting Edge Toenail Fungus Treatment page for more information.

Also, since Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment is one of Dr. Harounian?s many skills and specialties, if you or someone you know is suffering from Toenail Fungus infection, call us and schedule your appointment today.

Dr. Harounian?s Clinics are located in:

Metropolitan Los Angeles Clinic:     213-484-0040
West Los Angeles Clinic:     310-477-9210