At WellCare Urgent Care, our blog aims to educate and answer all health related questions you may have on a variety of topics.

What to Do if You Get Burned

If you have a burn, it is essential to know what the best treatment options are. There are many different types of burns, and each requires a different kind and varying amount of treatment. In this blog post,…


Is it Inflammation or Infection?

Although they can produce similar responses in the human body, there is a difference between infection and inflammation, as not all conditions can cause inflammation, and not all inflammation results from infections. What is Inflammation? Inflammation is a…


Is It Allergies, or Is It More?

You might have had allergies for several years, or just experiencing them for the first time. Allergies affect many people and can have a variety of different causes. Common signs of allergies include runny nose, sneezing, and itchy…


What’s Wrong with My Eye

The eye is the jewel of the body. The eye is one of the most sensitive organs in the human body. A slight defect often escalates to sophisticated cases. According to the National Library of Medicine, 47% of…


Is It Joint Pain or Something More?

It’s normal to feel some soreness and pain when you embark on a new exercise or activity — or if you’re pushing yourself harder than usual. However, if you’ve started to feel a new type of pain in…


What to Do When the Bugs Come Out

Bugs are a nuisance every home faces. They can transmit disease through direct contact with our foods, surfaces, and through biting. Knowing what kind of bugs you have around you and your family can be crucial in determining…


Myths About Poison Ivy

Poison ivy, that ubiquitous vine with three shiny leaves on each stem, gets a lot of bad publicity. But much of what is considered “common knowledge” about this plant, and its cousins poison oak and poison sumac, is…


How to Beat the Congestion

A stuffy nose and sinus pressure might not keep you home from work, but it can make your day miserable. Whether it’s seasonal allergies, a sinus infection, or a common cold, nasal congestion is nearly impossible to avoid….


Why is My Throat Sore?

It can be extremely unpleasant to come to the realization that your throat is sore. A sore throat can make getting through your typical day a lot harder than normal. It can even make eating food feel like…


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