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6805 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 722076805 Cantrell 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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.81(6.3k reviews)
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Baptist Health Urgent Care, Little Rock - 6805 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock
Once I arrived at the center everything from checking in to staff and final care, was amazing my nurse practitioner. I can’t remember her name, but she was a very beautiful, black queen take very good care of me.

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300 S Shackleford Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211300 S Shackleford Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
  • May 28 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4.87(435 reviews)
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Urgent Care 360 - 300 S Shackleford Rd
Great staff better care, concern and attentiveness than my PCP. I do wish they had the ability to do more. Dr. Campbell is not only a great professional provider, the amazing person she is shines through. If I could be her patient long term I wouldn't hesitate.

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11402 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 7221111402 W Markham St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
4.78(2.1k reviews)
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Baptist Health Urgent Care, Little Rock (W. Markham St.) - 11402 W Markham St
My head had been hurting all weekend and Came here and the entire staff was so pleasant and friendly, My nurse Shayla was great ,she was right there until I was able to receive the care I needed before I left,, EXCELLENT STAFF,, keep doing what you doing and keep welcoming people with y'all beautiful smiles 😊

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14524 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 7222314524 Cantrell 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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.85(4.8k reviews)
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Baptist Health Urgent Care, Little Rock (West) - 14524 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock
Went by for a BP check.Been running a bit high. Dealing with knee pains that is possibly part of it. Scheduled for a knee replacement surgery soon. Very professional and helpful.

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3550 Springhill Dr, North Little Rock, AR 721173550 Springhill Dr
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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.81(6.8k reviews)
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Baptist Health Urgent Care, N. Little Rock - 3550 Springhill Dr, North Little Rock
Fell and had x-rays. In and out in 90 minutes. Misty and all the staff were very friendly, and professional. This was my first time to go to an urgent care facility. I highly recommend and will use them again if necessary.

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123 Audubon Dr, Maumelle, AR 72113123 Audubon Dr
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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.87(5.6k reviews)
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Baptist Health Urgent Care, Maumelle - 123 Audubon Dr, Maumelle
My wait time Was fast the staff is always Friemd ley and they listen to everything I say and answer back when I have a question or concerns..

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1813 T P White Dr, Jacksonville, AR 720761813 T P White Dr
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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.77(5.2k reviews)
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Baptist Health Urgent Care, Jacksonville - 1813 T P White Dr, Jacksonville
Daughter had terrible stomach pain Baptist urgent got her in and diagnosed the problem with less than 20 minutes wait time from start to finish. Thank you Baptist healtcare.

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304 Commonwealth Dr., Bryant, AR 72022304 Commonwealth Dr.
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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.81(5.8k reviews)
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Baptist Health Urgent Care, Bryant - 304 Commonwealth Dr., Bryant
Had a welt from an unknown insect.. Lynn and staff took action to release the swelling and provided treatment to ease the dwellings d discomfort. All was most professional! 5+

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824 Military Rd, Benton, AR 72015824 Military 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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.88(5.6k reviews)
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Baptist Health Urgent Care, Benton - 824 Military Rd, Benton
Very easy process as far as scheduling a visit and checking in. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful. The practitioner Kortney is very kind, compassionate, easy to talk to and truly cares. She is the best.

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402 W Main St, Cabot, AR 72023402 W Main St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.81(5.6k reviews)
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Baptist Health Urgent Care, Cabot - 402 W Main St, Cabot
Everything and everyone was great. Great staff. They got me right in and out.

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1306 N Center St, Lonoke, AR 720861306 N Center St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.85(3k reviews)
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Sherwood Urgent Care, Lonoke - 1306 N Center St, Lonoke
Scheduling and check in was so easy. The staff were very nice and helpful. I did have a longer wait but there was an emergency so I understand. I was very pleased with my visit.

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222 dave ward drive, Conway, arkansas 72032222 dave ward drive
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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.8(4.7k reviews)
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Baptist Health Urgent Care, Conway - 222 dave ward drive, Conway
Was seen quick and treated with lots of care. The nurse Kelly & NP Angela were both so patient and good with my six year old. They let her feel involved and explained how things worked throughout the visit. Sent meds to pharmacy quick ❤️ thank you ladies. Always a great visit at conway south !!

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1065 Skyline Dr, Conway, AR 720321065 Skyline Dr
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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.81(4.1k reviews)
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Baptist Health Urgent Care, Conway (North) - 1065 Skyline Dr, Conway
Everything was awesome ! I love the staff , thank you guys so much  Khiari

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2069 W Center St, Beebe, AR 720122069 W Center St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.91(3.4k reviews)
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Baptist Health Urgent Care, Beebe - 2069 W Center St
Came in for dehydration. Was taken to the back almost immediately. Corey and his nurse were professional and caring.

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802 N University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72205802 N University Ave
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3470 Landers Rd, North Little Rock, AR 721173470 Landers Rd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Concentra Urgent Care, North Little Rock - 3470 Landers Rd, North Little Rock
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5505 John F Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 721165505 John F Kennedy Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
1.0(3 reviews)
MedExpress Urgent Care, North Little Rock - 5505 John F Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock
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9601 Baptist Health Dr, Little Rock, AR 722059601 Baptist Health Dr
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1.0(3 reviews)
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11524 N Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 7221211524 N Rodney Parham Rd
Open until 5:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.5(15 reviews)
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12300 Chenal Pkwy, Little Rock, AR 7221112300 Chenal Pkwy
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
3.04(12 reviews)
MedExpress Urgent Care, Little Rock - 12300 Chenal Pkwy, Little Rock
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Arkansas Ear Wax Removal

Ear wax shields your ears from dirt, bacteria, and other microscopic particles that might irritate your ear canal and cause hearing loss. Too much ear wax, on the other hand, might clog your ear canal and cause hearing loss. Knowing how to remove ear wax in a safe and effective manner can help you protect your hearing and ear health.

About ear wax — why do we have ear wax?

Ear wax is a natural substance that protects your ears by collecting microscopic debris such as dust and bacteria that may otherwise enter and harm them. Ear wax also protects the sensitive skin inside your ear canal from water-related discomfort, according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Ear wax collects dead skin cells, debris, and hair as it flows from the inside of your ears to the outside of the ear canal. Ear wax has antibacterial and antifungal characteristics, according to Harvard Medical School, making it an efficient natural ear cleanser. It goes on to say that if your ears don't create or contain enough ear wax, they'll be itchy and painful.

Treatment of a common ear condition

According to the National Library of Medicine, removing ear wax can help you prevent and avoid hearing loss. Most cases of ear wax buildup, according to the National Library of Medicine, can be treated at home using procedures that soften the wax so it can be readily removed or washed out. It goes on to say that in some cases, you may need to seek medical assistance to avoid hurting your ears or triggering an infection.

Hearing loss caused by ear wax buildup is usually transitory and goes away once the blockage is removed, according to the National Library of Medicine. Hearing loss that persists after removing ear wax should be evaluated and treated by a doctor.

The side effects of excessive ear wax

According to the National Library of Medicine, excessive ear wax can cause ear discomfort and hearing issues. Ear pain, the sense of blocked ears, and tinnitus (inner ear noises) are all frequent adverse effects of ear wax buildup, according to the National Library of Medicine. You may also have a partial hearing loss that worsens with time.

The development of ear wax

Cerumen is another name for ear wax. According to Harvard Medical School, it is a mixture of secretions from sebaceous glands and sweat glands in the outer ear canal's walls.

When you chew or chat with your jaw, the secretions pass through the inner ear canal and into the outer ear canal, where they dry out and flake. According to Harvard Medical School, this permits older ear wax deposits to flow out or be removed more readily from your ears..

Where wax comes from

Ear wax is a natural ear cleanser produced by glands in the ear canal to protect your ears from dangerous dirt and other debris, according to Harvard Medical School. It goes on to say that no one knows why some people have greater ear wax problems than others.

According to the University of Texas at Austin, older people with coarse, wiry hairs in their ears have higher ear wax buildup difficulties than others. Hearing aid users have more ear wax than non-users, owing to the fact that some hearing aids are constructed in such a way that wax cannot readily move out of the ear canal.

Ear wax removal tips

Cotton swabs are commonly used to remove ear wax accumulation. According to UC San Diego, many medical specialists advise against employing this procedure since it can push wax deeper into the ear canal. It goes on to say that the easiest approach to clean your ears is to use wax-softening ear drops, which can be found at almost any pharmacy.

The National Library of Medicine recommends using baby oil or mineral oil to soften ear wax. Once you can see the wax, you can easily remove it from the outer ear canal with a small piece of cloth or tissue wrapped around your finger.

If you're having trouble removing ear wax, the National Library of Medicine suggests seeing a doctor. Other irrigation methods, as well as a curette or suction equipment, can be used by a doctor to eliminate ear wax.

Tips for hearing-aid wearers

The National Library of Medicine recommends that people who use hearing aids have their ear canals examined for extra wax every three to six months. According to Harvard Medical School, ear wax is responsible for 60 percent to 70% of hearing aid degradation. If you use a hearing aid, have your doctor examine your ears at least once every six months for ear wax buildup.

Ear Wax Removal FAQs

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

    If you don't clean your ears regularly, you may develop an excessive amount of ear wax. The National Institutes of Health lists pain or itching in the ear, ringing in the ear, and a sense that the ear is full or clogged as signs of too much ear wax (NIH). If you do not clean your ears, you may have odor or discharge from the ear, as well as hearing loss, according to the NIH.

  • Should I do anything to prevent a buildup of ear wax?

    You don't need to do anything to keep ear wax from accumulating. However, if ear wax does build up, you should remove it yourself or get it removed by a medical professional to avoid hearing loss and ear discomfort, according to the National Library of Medicine.

  • What symptoms can be caused by too much ear wax?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, too much ear wax can produce symptoms such as earache, fullness in the ear, tinnitus, and partial hearing loss.

  • Does it hurt to remove ear wax?

    Ear cleaning procedures for removing ear wax should not be painful. If you're having trouble eliminating ear wax, the National Library of Medicine suggests consulting a medical practitioner for assistance

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

    According to the National Library of Medicine, if the ear wax obstruction is cleared, your hearing will usually return entirely. Ear wax buildup usually causes transient hearing loss that lasts until your ears are cleaned.

  • How often should I remove wax from my ears?

    Your ear wax should naturally come out when your body no longer requires it, according to the National Institutes of Health. It goes on to say that you should only clean your ears if you have symptoms of too much ear wax or if you can see wax near the end of the ear canal.

  • Is removing ear wax costly?

    According to the National Institutes of Health, the cost of removing ear wax varies depending on the method used. Based on your budget and income, your healthcare professional may be able to propose the best ear wax removal procedure for you.

  • Do cotton swabs remove wax from the ear?

  • Where can I get ear wax removed in Arkansas?

    Your primary care physician or a specialist who specializes in ear, nose, and throat health can remove ear wax. To find nearby providers of this service, use Solv to find an ear wax removal service and book an appointment for the same-day or next-day.

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