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+.

  • 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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  • April 24, 2017 5:25 AM

    What are the best food choices when you take antibiotics?

    Over the last 100 years, antibiotics have saved millions of lives. While on the one hand, these medicines kill disease-causing bacteria and are an essential part of life-threatening infection treatments, antibiotics also destroy beneficial gut bacteria and have an adverse impact on your gut health. Eating food rich in healthy gut bacteria while (and after) taking antibiotics should, therefore, be an integral part of any antibiotic therapy.

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  • April 19, 2017 12:05 AM

    Is Kiwi Really Good For Weight Loss?

    Kiwi fruit is rich in weight loss friendly nutrients, such as dietary fiber, water-soluble antioxidants and vitamins. Kiwis are also low in calories and many claim that they can be particularly helpful in your weight loss efforts.

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  • April 6, 2017 11:35 PM

    Ache in left arm that you should not ignore

    Does your left arm hurt? Unlike other types of ache, left arm pain is somewhat peculiar as it might be heart-related. While it usually is nothing to worry about, pain in your left arm may sometimes be one of the symptoms of a heart attack.

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  • March 18, 2017 1:17 PM

    17 Foods High In Phosphorus

    Phosphorus is an essential micro-nutrient you mainly need for proper bone and tooth health. These 17 foods are rich in phosphorus and you should make them a part of your everyday diet to avoid phosphorus deficiency.

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  • March 13, 2017 11:11 AM

    17 Foods Rich in Folic Acid

    Folic acid (folate, vitamin B9) is a water-soluble B vitamin. The richest food sources of folate are peas, spinach, liver and whole wheat products. In the last two decades, different foods items have been fortified with folic acid.

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