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1743 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850161743 E Camelback Rd
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
  • Jun 17 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jun 24 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 1 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 8 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.9(1.1k reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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AlphaMeD, Biltmore - 1743 E Camelback Rd
I’ve been to both, Scottdale and now Phoenix. Both do a great job of addressing any physical issues I’ve had. Highly recommended!!

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3931 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850183931 E Camelback Rd
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 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.72(3.3k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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NextCare Urgent Care, Camelback - 3931 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix
Pulled a muscle in my neck. Susan was amazing. Gave me great treatment. Fast. Concerned. Would recommend.

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4730 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850184730 E Indian School 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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.67(3.4k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (Arcadia) - 4730 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix
Seriously excellent service and care! I am so glad I came here! Hope I don’t have to come back but if I’m sick again this is where I am coming!

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5920 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850355920 W McDowell 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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.61(5.1k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (W McDowell Rd) - 5920 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix
Kind staff, quick process. Thank you!

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8101 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 850218101 N 19th Ave
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
4.68(4.5k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (19th Avenue) - 8101 N 19th Ave, Phoenix
The staff was very nice and got me in there at no time

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7650 S 59th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 853397650 S 59th Ave
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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.71(3k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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NextCare Urgent Care, Laveen - 7650 S 59th Ave
Staff was great and having a scheduled appointment saved me wait time. I was in and out.

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3229 E Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850323229 E Greenway 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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.6(3.5k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (E Greenway Rd) - 3229 E Greenway Rd, Phoenix
I have taken both of my teenagers in for sports/work physicals and TB tests the past three weeks. No problems with wait times, quality of care, or ease of checkin/checkout. Staff is friendly and efficient.

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20950 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 8505020950 N Tatum Blvd
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 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.69(7.2k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (N Tatum Blvd) - 20950 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix
Woke up early and decided to book an appointment within the hour. Check in was easy since I had been a patient before.  Staff was friendly and the doc listened to my issues. Made recommendations after examination. Filled my prescription before I got home.

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34640 N Vly Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 8508634640 N Vly Pkwy
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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.68(4.4k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

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NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (Tramonto) - 34640 N Vly Pkwy
Everyone that helped us during our visit was kind, and thorough. They were caring and gentle with my sick 5 year old. Overall great experience.

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1701 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 850161701 E Thomas Rd
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
4.46(9.2k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Phoenix (E Thomas Rd) - 1701 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix
Went in without any info and the lady at front desk was patient and very kind. She figured out some problems with out even asking. Soo kind got me check in ASAP. The guy that help help with the shot had sense of humor and was very clear about everything. The provider knows her stuff i feel much better now. I will def go back if I have any more issues thank you all

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914 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281914 N Scottsdale 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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.3(2.7k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Curry - 914 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe
The system was down which put a stop to checking in. Otherwise it was a fine experience

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2122 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 852572122 N Scottsdale 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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.5(5k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Oak - 2122 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
I had a sore throat and was able to get in within a few hours. The staff was great but I was surprised at how expensive it was even with my insurance.

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10240 N 43rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 8530210240 N 43rd Ave
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
4.62(5.8k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Glendale (N 43rd Ave) - 10240 N 43rd Ave, Glendale
I woke up with shingles today decided I need to go see the doctor and Urgent Care is where I went with a timely manner they saw me and treated me with medication

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5410 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 853065410 W Thunderbird 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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.63(5k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Thunderbird - 5410 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale
Went there for a minor cut on my hand ask the physician assistant after he put two stitches in it Should I get an antibiotic shot and some antibiotics??? oh no, no no That was last Monday this Sunday I woke up in my hand was really hurting And stiff to close went back they charge me again, gave me an antibiotic shot and some antibiotics. That was yesterday this morning I woke up. My hand is somewhat stiffer, so I don’t know what to do. Due to their inadequate medical attention, it’s a possibility I will end up in the hospital with my hand.  Cost me thousands of dollars I don’t have plus all the pain and suffering

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7425 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 852607425 E Shea Blvd
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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.58(5.1k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Shea - 7425 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale
Second visit for cleansing of open wound. Doctor gave advice I hadn’t known and did an excellent job and advised me to get to wound center asap, which was more than I heard at a hospital ER

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9494 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 853059494 W Northern Ave
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
4.56(16k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Glendale (W NorThern Ave) - 9494 W Northern Ave, Glendale
It was very quick and they had x-rays done and out the door within and hour. Very friendly staff.

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535 E McKellips Rd, Mesa, AZ 85203535 E McKellips 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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.68(4.9k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, North Mesa - 535 E McKellips Rd, Mesa
I made an appointment and filled the paperwork on line, however still ended up waiting almost 1.5 hours. Physician and staff were very nice.

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13075 W McDowell Rd, Avondale, AZ 8539213075 W McDowell Rd
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.6(8k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Avondale - 13075 W McDowell Rd, Avondale
What a wonderful staff and very quick to get seen. Would definitely go there anytime I need to be seen.

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600 S Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224600 S Dobson Rd
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Jul 4 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.59(11k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Dobson - 600 S Dobson Rd, Chandler
Wait time is worst, it takes around 2-3 hrs. After doctor came and performed some initial diagnosis, she ordered swab test for strep throat, however, nurse didn’t come until I went out and asked for it. Later, after doing swab test my son started feeling shortness of breath, indicating swab test was not done properly.

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18589 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 8530818589 N 59th Ave
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
4.72(10k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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NextCare Urgent Care, Glendale (N 59th Ave) - 18589 N 59th Ave, Glendale
Checked in online, walked in, Sat in lobby for about 5 minutes. Got the treatment I needed and out the door. Very smooth

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Arizona 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 Arizona?

    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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