Every year, millions of people develop a strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis) or other streptococcal infections, and thousands of them die from them. Although effective antibiotic treatment is available, many people believe that taking antibiotics for strep throat does not make sense because your immune system can handle these bacteria on its own. But is it true? Here is an evidence-based article explaining why it is necessary to get immediate medical help and take antibiotics for a strep throat.
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People have been drinking cranberry juice as a natural remedy for urinary tract infections for ages. But what about kidney stones? Does drinking cranberry juice for kidney stones have any real benefits or does cranberry juice increase the risk of kidney stone formation? Here is a detailed, evidence-based article on the real benefits and drawbacks of cranberry juice in management and prevention of kidney stones.
July 19, 2017 1:40 PM
Having spots on the tongue is more common than you think. They may appear as bumps, pimples, blisters, lumps or other pigmented or color free lesions and may be accompanied by discharge of pus, mucus, blood, etc. Some spots on the tongue may be painful, while others do not cause any pain and you may just notice them by accident.
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An ingrown underarm hair may cause you a lot of problems. It is usually associated with armpit pain, irritation, swelling and even deep cysts or boils. What is more, it can sometimes be difficult to tell an ingrown armpit hair from an enlarged lymph node.
June 13, 2017 8:45 PM
When your armpits stink like hell and your clothes have sweat marks under your arms, you may feel embarrassed. Nobody wants to smell bad. Here is a detailed, evidence-based post explaining why your underarm stinks and how to get rid of armpit odor with both evidence-based medicine and natural home remedies.
May 5, 2017 6:10 PM
Antioxidants are compounds found in many foods. These compounds help the body fight against free radicals that increase the amount of oxidative stress in your body. Here is a detailed list of 17 antioxidant-rich foods, which may protect your cells from oxidative stress and serious diseases, including cancer.
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Holes in tonsils have recently been discussed a lot. Many people get worried when they see small or large holes in their tonsils, sometimes with spots, pus (white stuff) or even tonsil stones (tonsilloliths). You may see holes in your tonsils quite often as this issue is a very common symptom of many disorders, including strep throat, mononucleosis, ear ache and even oral cancer.
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Essential oils have been used in skin care for centuries. They help you reduce wrinkles and age spots and are also helpful in the treatment of many skin disorders, such as acne, eczema or rashes. Here is a detailed article featuring some of the best essential oils for your skin, including instructions to make the remedies.