Michal Vilímovský (EN)

I am a medical student at the Third Medical College of the Charles Univeristy in Prague, Czech Republic. I like writing articles about anything related to medicine. Connect with me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

  • November 11, 2017 4:20 PM

    Harmful effects of coffee: Why too much caffeine is bad?

    Coffee is a common drink made from the beans of Coffea arabica bush. Most articles on the web focus on its health benefits but coffee and caffeine also have some side effects and may interact with medical drugs. In this article, we shall take a detailed evidence-based look at side effects and interactions of coffee. You will also learn about the maximum safe daily dose of caffeine you should not exceed.

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  • November 3, 2017 2:34 PM

    Is getting Botox whilst on antibiotics safe?

    Many people have been asking this question because botulinum toxin (Botox) injections are a trendy way to reduce wrinkles. Doctors also use this neurotoxic protein in the treatment of other disorders, such as excessive sweating, spasticity, migraines or neuralgic pain. Here is an evidence-based article on botox and its interactions with antibiotics.

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  • October 20, 2017 4:39 PM

    Do essential oils trigger allergic reactions?

    Some articles on the internet describe pure unadulterated essential oils as natural substances that never spoil and cause no allergies or side effects. But is it true? Can you be allergic to essential oils? Here is a detailed evidence-based article that debunks some dangerous myths about allergies and essential oils.

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  • October 9, 2017 4:11 PM

    Ginger for Diabetes: Is It Really Safe and Good?

    For thousands of years, people have been using ginger as a natural remedy for various diseases. But what about ginger and diabetes? Does taking ginger for diabetes have any real benefits? What are the effects of ginger on blood sugar levels? And how does ginger interact with diabetes medications? Is it safe or not? Here is an evidence-based article taking a detailed look at benefits and risks associated with the use of ginger for the treatment of diabetes.

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  • August 31, 2017 10:40 AM

    Do cranberries actually lower blood sugar and prevent diabetes?

    People have used cranberries (and products derived from them, such as cranberry juice, extract or supplements) for treatment and prevention of many disorders, including urinary tract infections. But how do they affect your blood sugar levels? Do cranberries really lower your blood sugar and prevent diabetes? Here is a detailed, evidence-based article on this topic.

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  • August 21, 2017 1:50 PM

    Do You Really Have to Take Antibiotics for Strep Throat (and Strep Infection in General)?

    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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  • August 18, 2017 12:00 AM

    Is Drinking Cranberry Juice For Kidney Stones Any Good?

    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.

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  • July 19, 2017 1:40 PM

    Why You Get Spots On Tongue And How To Get Rid Of Them

    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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  • June 26, 2017 6:10 PM

    Ingrown Armpit Hair: Overview of Causes, Treatment and Prevention!

    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.

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  • June 13, 2017 8:45 PM

    What causes armpit odor and how to get rid of it?

    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.

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  • May 1, 2017 8:25 PM

    Holes in tonsils: definition, symptoms, treatment and prevention

    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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  • April 28, 2017 7:55 PM

    We found 13 best essential oils for your daily skin care routine. Here is how to use them?

    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.

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