Prevention

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 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…

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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…

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How to Avoid Dehydration

Sweating is your body’s way of cooling you down when your body temperature rises. While this is an effective way to keep your body cool, you’ll need to replace this liquid to keep from getting dehydrated. The warm…

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Perks of Allergy Testing

What Is Allergy Testing? Allergy testing reveals your level of sensitivity to many allergens, including foods and environmental substances. Allergic reactions or sensitivities can be life-threatening, so for those individuals who have a severe reaction to one or…

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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….

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Dehydration: Truths & Myths

It can seem like there’s no end to the benefits of drinking water and keeping yourself hydrated. However, it’s common to run into some myths and misconceptions about staying hydrated, so it’s important to have the right information…

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