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22175 US-72, Athens, AL 3561322175 US-72
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.85(1.3k reviews)
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Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Athens - 22175 US-72
Struggled through the night with issues with my right eye, was able to book an appointment for early that morning. Staff was helpful when I arrived, fairly quick visit. Care was top notch, options were offered, which is greatly appreciated. Would absolutely recommend this provider.

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8490 Hwy 72 W, Madison, AL 357588490 Hwy 72 W
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.81(4.9k reviews)
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Urgent Care for Children, Madison - 8490 Hwy 72 W
I went because my son has a sinus infection & a cough allergy meds & otc cough meds not working but I didn’t get any Rx for only told to get Flonase that doesn’t clear up infections so he still has yellow thick snot still congested & still has a cough

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300 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758300 Hughes Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.65(5.9k reviews)
Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Madison (AL) - 300 Hughes Rd
Medieval practice here. We should totally let kids stay sick and miss days of schools. Treat parents as stupid because they want the best results and shortest sick time. I know more then parent because I am a Nurse Practitioner and parents are stupid. This is how the Nurse Practitioner treated me. I have Never been so looked down on. Such a condescending attitude from Nurse Practitioner.

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14451 Hwy. 231, Hazel Green, AL 3575014451 Hwy. 231
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.82(1.9k reviews)
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Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Hazel Green - 14451 Hwy. 231
The  np on call was wonderful and caring. Wait time was not bad at all. Bedside manner was great.

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1115 Beltline Rd SE, Decatur, AL 356011115 Beltline Rd SE
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.8(5.5k reviews)
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Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Decatur - 1115 Beltline Rd SE, Decatur
Had an ongoing respiratory problem and stopped by without an appointment.  Quick checkin and saw a nurse.  Doctor examined me and got a shot and a prescription.  Thanks.

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900 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35801900 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.68(7.3k reviews)
Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Huntsville - 900 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville
I was able to book an appointment the same day within 2hrs. There wasn't a long wait time upon my arrival. The staff was professional and my nurse Champagne was very welcoming. She made it a pleasure to visit and was very informative of my services. I would definitely choose this location for any future needs! My provider was also just as great.

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2785 Carl T Jones Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 358022785 Carl T Jones Dr SE
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.82(3.1k reviews)
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Urgent Care for Children, Huntsville - 2785 Carl T Jones Dr SE
We waited 1.5 hours just to be seen.   We arrived on time for our appointment that we had booked online. We were told that booking online ahead would put you in front of walk in’s.  We weren’t very happy with the long wait. The whole thing took a total of two hours. I feel like it shouldn’t allow multiple people to book for the same time frame. We definitely weren’tput ahead of anyone. The whole waiting room was seen before us except for the person that came in after us. I went up to the desk twice to check on the situation and even though she said we should be seen after 3 people went back (scheduled appts) we were not, so this proves that walk ins are seen in the order they come in and appointments made online do not trump walk ins. We were, however, satisfied with the physicist we saw , and the quality of the care given at the visit, so in the end that matters most to me!  I hope they can fix this system though and or stick to the policy that they tell you is in place that online appts are seen before Walk ins.

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7216 Bailey Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 358027216 Bailey Cove Rd SE
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.73(3.1k reviews)
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Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Bailey Cove - 7216 Bailey Cove Rd SE
Couldn’t sleep due pains in my feet and extremely annoying itching to my feet and ankles. After nurse practitioner looked me over, prescribed meds - which were ready at the pharmacy when I left Urgent Care - once I started to take meds as prescribed I feel so much better. Pains gone and itching has lessened. Thank you to Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care staff.  Highly recommend them!

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25900 Penny Ln, Ardmore, TN 3844925900 Penny Ln
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203 N Malone St, Athens, AL 35611203 N Malone St
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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7583 Wall Triana Hwy, Meridianville, AL 357577583 Wall Triana Hwy
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.0(7 reviews)
Urgent Medcare, Madison - 7583 Wall Triana Hwy, Meridianville
Great experience, in and out in about an hour!😍🤗😍🤗
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2473 Carter Grove Rd, Hazel Green, AL 357502473 Carter Grove Rd
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30694 US-72, Madison, AL 3575630694 US-72
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1.0(2 reviews)
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8375 Hwy 72 W, Madison, AL 357588375 Hwy 72 W
2.0(1 reviews)
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7559 Hwy 72 W, Madison, AL 357587559 Hwy 72 W
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.1(470 reviews)
AFC Urgent Care, Madison - 7559 Hwy 72 W, Madison
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1414 W College St, Pulaski, TN 384781414 W College St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3.0(2 reviews)
Fast Pace Health, Pulaski - 1414 W College St, Pulaski
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16023 US-72, Rogersville, AL 3565216023 US-72
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101 Ivory Pl, Madison, AL 35758101 Ivory Pl
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.0(26 reviews)
We moved from another state to Alabama (which is scary when you don't know anyone or where to be seen) I made a new paitent appointment in April at a primary care Dr. and could not be seen until mid July. This was the only place that everyone from staff to the Dr. actually listened to what was going on, talked to me like a normal person, were super nice about everything and were quick about getting me in and out with the prescriptions needed. Thank y'all so much for everything you did for me both times I went!!!
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4820 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 358164820 University Dr NW
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501 Wynn Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35816501 Wynn Dr NW
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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About Professional Ear Wax Removal

Dirt, bacteria, and other small particles that could irritate your ear canal and cause hearing loss are shielded by ear wax. On the other side, too much ear wax can obstruct your ear canal and cause hearing loss. Knowing how to safely and effectively remove ear wax can help you safeguard your hearing and ear health.

Why do we have ear wax?

Ear wax is a natural substance that protects your ears by trapping microscopic debris like dust and bacteria that might otherwise injure them. According to the National Library of Medicine, ear wax also protects the sensitive skin inside your ear canal from water-related irritation (NLM).

As it moves from the inside of your ears to the outside of the ear canal, ear wax gathers dead skin cells, debris, and hair. According to Harvard Medical School, ear wax has antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it an effective natural ear cleanser. It continues by stating that if your ears do not produce or hold enough ear wax, they will be itchy and unpleasant.

Treatment of a common ear condition

Ear wax removal, according to the National Library of Medicine, can help you prevent and avoid hearing loss. According to the National Library of Medicine, most cases of ear wax buildup can be treated at home using treatments that soften the wax so it can be easily removed or washed out. It goes on to state that you may need to seek medical help in some circumstances to avoid injuring your ears or causing an infection.

According to the National Library of Medicine, hearing loss caused by ear wax buildup is usually temporary and disappears after the blockage is removed. Hearing loss that persists after wax removal should be checked and treated by a physician.

The side effects of excessive ear wax

Excessive ear wax can cause ear discomfort and hearing problems, according to the National Library of Medicine. According to the National Library of Medicine, ear wax buildup is associated with ear pain, a perception of blocked ears, and tinnitus (inner ear noises). It's also possible that you have a partial hearing loss that gets worse with time.

The development of ear wax

Ear wax is also known as cerumen. It is a mixture of secretions from sebaceous glands and sweat glands in the outer ear canal's walls, according to Harvard Medical School.

Secretions flow through the inner ear canal and into the outer ear canal when you chew or talk with your jaw, where they dry out and flake. This allows older ear wax deposits to flow out or be removed more easily, according to Harvard Medical School.

Where wax comes from

According to Harvard Medical School, ear wax is a natural ear cleanser produced by glands in the ear canal to protect your ears from harmful dirt and other waste. No one knows why some people have more ear wax problems than others, according to the article.

Older adults with coarse, wiry hairs in their ears have more ear wax buildup problems than others, according to the University of Texas at Austin. Because some hearing aids are designed in such a way that wax cannot easily flow out of the ear canal, hearing aid users have more ear wax than non-users.

Ear wax removal tips

Cotton swabs are frequently used to remove ear wax buildup. Many medical experts advise against using this treatment, according to UC San Diego, because it can push wax deeper into the ear canal. It goes on to state that using wax-softening ear drops, which can be obtained at practically any pharmacy, is the easiest way to clean your ears.

To soften ear wax, the National Library of Medicine suggests using baby oil or mineral oil. With a small piece of cloth or tissue wrapped around your finger, you may simply remove the wax from the outer ear canal once you can see it.

The National Library of Medicine recommends consulting a doctor if you're having problems removing ear wax. A doctor can employ other irrigation procedures, as well as a curette or suction equipment, to remove ear wax.

Tips for hearing-aid wearers

Hearing aid users should have their ear canals inspected for additional wax every three to six months, according to the National Library of Medicine. Ear wax is responsible for 60 percent to 70% of hearing aid degradation, according to Harvard Medical School. If you wear a hearing aid, have your doctor check your ears for ear wax buildup at least once every six months.

Ear Wax Removal FAQs

  • How much does an ear wax removal cost in Elkmont?

    Without insurance, an ear wax extraction in Elkmont can cost between $40 and $110. If your insurance covers ear wax removal, you will typically only be responsible for a $5 to $75 copay.

  • Is ear wax removal covered by my insurance?

    Ear wax extractions and consultations with ENT specialists are sometimes covered by insurance, especially if your problem is severe. Book a consultation and check your coverage in the Elkmont area today.

  • How can I book an ear wax removal in Elkmont?

    Regardless of the kind of doctor you are looking for for an eye exam, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Elkmont-area eye doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include any pertinent issues you are dealing with and include “eye exam” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for ear wax removal in Elkmont?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for eye exams are available through Solv. Search for Elkmont-area doctors, find a provider, and book an ear wax removal as early as today.

  • How do I find the top-rated ENT specialists in Elkmont?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Elkmont-area ENT specialists to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for an ENT specialist, see what previous patients think, and book an ear-wax removal with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should get an ear wax removed?

    Individuals who are experiencing hearing loss, ear pain, leakage, or unusual coughs should book an appointment for an ear wax extraction.

  • Are video visits available with ENT specialists in Elkmont?

    While a thorough ENT examination cannot be performed over video, your doctor can evaluate you or your child for most concerns, such as loss of hearing, ear pain, leakage or other basic concerns using telemedicine. They can discuss a care plan, prescribe ear wax softeners, and recommend an in-person visit if deemed necessary, all while you are safe and comfortable at home in Elkmont.

  • Are video visits with ENT specialists covered by my insurance?

    Telemedicine ear wax removal consultation coverage will vary depending on your circumstances. Typically, if your insurance will not cover an in-person visit, it won’t cover similar appointments via telehealth. Since routine ENT consultations are usually covered by medical insurance, it is likely video visits with ENTs will be similarly covered.

  • If ear wax is removed, will my hearing improve?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, clearing the ear wax obstruction usually restores your hearing completely. Hearing loss is commonly caused by ear wax buildup and lasts until your ears are cleaned.

  • What will happen if I don’t clean my ears?

    You may develop an excessive amount of ear wax if you do not clean your ears on a regular basis. Pain or itching in the ear, ringing in the ear, and a feeling that the ear is full or clogged are all symptoms of too much ear wax, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to the National Institutes of Health, if you do not clean your ears, you may experience odor or discharge from the ear, as well as hearing loss.

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