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

The Right Way to Apply Sunscreen

Sun exposure speeds up the aging process and makes your skin more prone to wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Sunscreen protects your skin from this aged appearance and more serious conditions like skin cancer. To keep you and your skin…


Tips to Protect Yourself from Covid-19

Covid-19 has affected a great number of people around the world, and it is still being transmitted today. With new variations out there, things are even more uncertain than they were in 2020. There are, however, some steps…


Ways to Stay Warm This Winter

It seems like common sense to try keeping warm this winter, but it’s more important than you may think. Keeping your body warm and nourished can help you stay healthy during the winter and let you enjoy your…


How to Stay Safe During a Heat Wave

With summertime in full swing in the northern hemisphere, it’s essential to remain safe and healthy while enjoying some sunshine and outdoor activities. Although the heat and sunshine may seem like reasons to stay indoors, it’s important to…


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…


How to Protect Yourself this Winter

For the past year, our lives and plans have been drastically altered, “thanks” to the coronavirus pandemic. Now we’re in the middle of another winter, and we’re spending more time indoors where there’s a heightened risk for infection….


What to Expect for COVID in 2021

2020 will go down as the year that changed a lot of things fundamentally. Shifting from populous parties and gatherings to six-feet-apart live conversations, from physical office appearances to juggling home activities with work, we can look forward…


How to Handle Migraine Symptoms

If you’ve ever suffered through a migraine, you know it’s no typical headache. In addition to throbbing pain, migraines can induce light sensitivity, nausea, and vision changes. It can take hours to days to recover from the effects…


UTIs and When to See a Doctor

If you’ve ever had a UTI, you know it can be extremely uncomfortable. If not, it’s important to know that getting care soon after noticing symptoms is an important step in getting relief. Here’s what to know about…


How To Prevent Ear Infections

Ear infections are painful and uncomfortable. Unfortunately, they can be a regular part of your child’s experience for a variety of reasons. This means it’s important to work at preventing them with the right steps. Here’s what to…


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 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…


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…


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….


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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