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Professional Ear Wax Removal
in Elmira, CA

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2360 1st St, Napa, CA 945592360 1st St
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.89(2.9k reviews)
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Urgent Care + TeleHealth, Napa - 2360 1st St
Started with Hello at the reception Very knowledgeable and friendly staff

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1387 E 2nd St, Benicia, CA 945101387 E 2nd St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • May 30 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
4.85(2.2k reviews)
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Urgent Care + TeleHealth, Benicia - 1387 E 2nd St
Thank you so much to the doctor I saw. He recognized that the antibiotic I was on was not appropriate for someone with Mono. Since making that change and adding a steriod, my condition has improved immensely in the span of a day.

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1125 Arnold Dr, Martinez, CA 945531125 Arnold Dr
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.48(27 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Martinez - 1125 Arnold Dr
Close to home. Spotless facility Knowledgeable and kind staff

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5434 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Concord, CA 945215434 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.8(15 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Concord - Clayton Valley Center - 5434 Ygnacio Valley Rd
This was very easy to make an appointment. The office was extremely clean and neat. Staff was very courteous and efficient. There was no wait time, checking in was easy.

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5829 Lone Tree Wy, Antioch, CA 945315829 Lone Tree Wy
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.26(70 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Antioch - 5829 Lone Tree Wy
It was my first time at Carbon Health, I found the facility clean & bright. The staff was courteous and professional.

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4112 E Commerce Way, Sacramento, CA 958344112 E Commerce Way
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 - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.3(63 reviews)
Carbon Health Urgent Care, Sacramento Natomas - 4112 E Commerce Way
Other than a 45 minute wait despite having an appointment it was good due to staff. There are. I chairs in waiting room that disabled people like me can use. They all swivel. I suggest you get a solid chair with arms to show you care about your patients. Very unsafe.

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446 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476446 W Napa St
Open until 2:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
  • May 30 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • May 31 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
4.94(415 reviews)
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Urgent Care + Telehealth, Sonoma - 446 W Napa St
I had now visited this office three times with different PA’s. Every time has been exceptional.

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901 Sunvalley Blvd, Concord, CA 94520901 Sunvalley 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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.63(1.7k reviews)
STAT MED Urgent Care, Concord: In-Clinic Visit - 901 Sunvalley Blvd, Concord
Stat Med in Pleasant Hill is a hidden gem… it’s easy to make an online same day appointment the staff is friendly and helpful. Dr Connie is the best… She makes you feel comfortable, she’s easy to talk to, she is patient and listens to your concerns. I’ve been to Stat Med and Pleasant Hill several  times because I’m confident they’ll take good care of me.
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5951 Lone Tree Wy, Brentwood, CA 945135951 Lone Tree Wy
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.77(704 reviews)
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Stat Med Urgent Care, Brentwood: In-Clinic Visit - 5951 Lone Tree Wy
The entire staff was friendly and overall made my experience very comfortable
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3270 Arena Blvd, Sacramento, CA 958343270 Arena Blvd
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3.67(6 reviews)
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Instant Urgent Care, Natomas - Sacramento - 3270 Arena Blvd

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8343 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 958268343 Folsom Blvd
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4.1(10 reviews)
Instant Urgent Care, Sacramento- College Glen - 8343 Folsom Blvd

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3799 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 945493799 Mount Diablo Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.68(858 reviews)
STAT MED Urgent Care, Lafayette: In-Clinic Visit - 3799 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Gena, the Medical Assistant was knowledgeable and very helpful -- and kind! Dr Gotleb was great-- quickly diagnosed problem and sent medication to my pharmacy! Thank you🌸
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770 Mason St, Vacaville, CA 95688770 Mason St
4.1(502 reviews)
Unilab Quest Diagnostics - 770 Mason St, Vacaville
I came in one day without an appoint and waited two hours as a walk-in before I had to leave without being tested. I made an appointment through Quest Lab Testing for the next day, showed up on time, got tested easily and was on my way in 15-20 minutes. Staff is friendly and helpful.
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600 Nut Tree Rd, Vacaville, CA 95687600 Nut Tree 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
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1001 Nut Tree Rd, Vacaville, CA 956871001 Nut Tree Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3.0(6 reviews)
Vacaville Urgent Care - 1001 Nut Tree Rd, Vacaville
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1679 E Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville, CA 956881679 E Monte Vista Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.06(18 reviews)
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Excellent service for both myself and my toddler; they bent over backwards to see my son very quickly (we were a walk-in)....great service and continued dialogue through their app with follow-up coverage; they were sincerely concerned over the welfare of my child.
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171 Butcher Rd, Vacaville, CA 95687171 Butcher Rd
5.0(2 reviews)
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930 Orchard Rd, Davis, CA 95616930 Orchard Rd
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.0(16 reviews)
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2330 W Covell Blvd, Davis, CA 956162330 W Covell Blvd
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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 Elmira?

    Without insurance, an ear wax extraction in Elmira 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 Elmira area today.

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

    Regardless of the kind of doctor you are looking for for an eye exam, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Elmira-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 Elmira?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for eye exams are available through Solv. Search for Elmira-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 Elmira?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Elmira-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 Elmira?

    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 Elmira.

  • 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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