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6255 Sharlands Ave., Reno, NV 895236255 Sharlands Ave.
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
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.31(13 reviews)
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Carbon Health, Northwest Reno - 6255 Sharlands Ave.
All staff were excellent except Kristie Essa, NP. She told me to stay home through Monday yet told me that Urgent Care does not provide work excuse notes which is not true so she changed her story and said she doesn’t provide them. Why would you tell someone its best to stay home yet not provide the backup they may need for work. And i wasnt there for a work note i was making sure i wasnt positive for the flu anymore before I return to work. My visit on may 1st was fantastic not so much yesterday

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18653 Wedge Pkwy, Reno, NV 8951118653 Wedge Pkwy
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
2.6(5 reviews)
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Carbon Health, Galena - 18653 Wedge Pkwy

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5575 Kietzke Ln, Reno, NV 895115575 Kietzke Ln
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
4.81(2.1k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Northern Nevada Urgent Care, Northern Nevada Urgent Care - Reno-Kietzke - 5575 Kietzke Ln
I’m so happy I found this urgent care. Easy to schedule probably less than five minutes to wait and the staff is very attentive and kind. This place rocks.

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5067 S McCarran Blvd, Reno, NV 895025067 S McCarran Blvd
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
4.77(118 reviews)
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Carbon Health, Reno, Smithridge Plaza - 5067 S McCarran Blvd
Reno carbon has become my new favorite place. I usually go to the sparks location. But I do not mind the drive to just be seen at the Reno location. Will continue to come here. Very beautiful and relaxing waiting area.

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5070 Ion Dr, Sparks, NV 894365070 Ion Dr
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
3.71(7 reviews)
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Carbon Health, Spanish Springs - 5070 Ion Dr

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5265 Vista Blvd, Sparks, NV 894365265 Vista Blvd
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
4.74(3.6k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Northern Nevada Urgent Care, Northern Nevada Urgent Care - Sparks - Vista - 5265 Vista Blvd
Made an appt late last night. Everyone was super friendly. They also showed care & concern. In & out quickly. Love the staff!💕

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2814 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 897062814 N Carson St
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  • MonClosed
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  • SunClosed
4.82(1.6k reviews)
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Renown Urgent Care, Carson - 2814 N Carson St
Friendly and efficient staff and provider!
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10956 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 9616110956 Donner Pass Rd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SunClosed
2.5(30 reviews)
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925 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145925 N Lake Blvd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SunClosed
3.0(9 reviews)
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995 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451995 Tahoe Blvd
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • SatUnknown
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6225 Sharlands Ave, Reno, NV 895236225 Sharlands Ave
2.12(8 reviews)
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6255 Sharlands Ave., Reno, NV 895236255 Sharlands Ave.
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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.54(62 reviews)
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Saint Marys Medical Group Urgent Care - 6255 Sharlands Ave., Reno
This was the best and most thorough urgent care visit I have ever experienced!!! A+. I think the doctor’s name was Paul! I don’t remember waiting more then 15 mins. I walked in, no appointment. Everyone was delightful. Insurance covered everything.
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1695 Robb Dr, Reno, NV 895231695 Robb Dr
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.0(1 reviews)
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Robb Dr, Reno - 1695 Robb Dr, Reno
It’s been 14 days and I still do NOT have my Covid-19 test results. This is unacceptable. With that said, the staff were awesome at this clinic and if not for continuing to wait for test results I would use this clinic again.

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18653 Wedge Pkwy, Reno, NV 8951118653 Wedge 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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.46(38 reviews)
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1600 Medical Pkwy, Carson City, NV 897031600 Medical Pkwy
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4855 Kietzke Ln, Reno, NV 895094855 Kietzke Ln
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 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
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Walmart Pharmacy, Supercenter - 4855 Kietzke Ln, Reno
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8040 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 895118040 S Virginia St
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6410 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 895116410 S Virginia St
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
1.0(2 reviews)
Concentra Urgent Care, Reno South - 6410 S Virginia St, Reno
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15 McCabe Drive, Reno, NV 8951115 McCabe Drive
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25 McCabe Drive, Reno, NV 8951125 McCabe Drive
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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55 Damonte Ranch Pkwy, Reno, NV 8952155 Damonte Ranch Pkwy
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Damonte Ranch Pkwy, Reno - 55 Damonte Ranch Pkwy, Reno

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350 W 6th St, Reno, NV 89503350 W 6th 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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
3.91(32 reviews)
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235 W 6th St, Reno, NV 89503235 W 6th St
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
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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411 E Taylor St, Reno, NV 89502411 E Taylor St
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.41(29 reviews)
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The staff is very caring and compassionate. We need more clinics like family quick care. They are truly an asset to out community. Without them so many people would be in serious trouble. The are extremely reasonable priced. They don’t take Insurance so I’m never surprised by some doctor bill months down the road. They charge $100 to $120 it might be higher depending on the service you need. I have a choice to go anywhere but I always chose family quick care because the are caring compassionate and understanding. I never feel judged or embarrassed when I am seen. Their compassion and empathy is world class!
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3200 Market St, Carson City, NV 897063200 Market 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 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm
1.5(2 reviews)
Walmart Pharmacy, Supercenter - 3200 Market St, Carson City
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1530 E 6th St, Reno, NV 895121530 E 6th St
Concentra Urgent Care - 1530 E 6th St, Reno
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3488 Goni Rd, Carson City, NV 897063488 Goni 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, Carson City - 3488 Goni Rd, Carson City
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1201 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 897011201 S Carson 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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
3.22(9 reviews)
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280 Vista Knoll Pkwy, Reno, NV 89506280 Vista Knoll Pkwy
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
3.73(10 reviews)
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255 Glendale Ave, Sparks, NV 89431255 Glendale Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SatUnknown
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Concentra Urgent Care, Sparks - 255 Glendale Ave, Sparks
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680 North Mccarran Boulevard, Sparks, NV 89431680 North Mccarran Boulevard
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, N Mccarran Blvd, Sparks - 680 North Mccarran Boulevard, Sparks

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3637 Larch Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 961503637 Larch Ave
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
3.43(20 reviews)
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780 Vista Blvd, Sparks, NV 89434780 Vista 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
  • FriClosed
  • SatClosed
  • SunUnknown
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5070 Ion Dr, Sparks, NV 894365070 Ion Dr
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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.43(44 reviews)
I’m not sure why so many bad comments. I’ve chosen to go to this location over the others because they have X-ray techs, the wait time is minimal, they put kids movies on their tv and they are nice and I regularly get to see an actual dr. I have no complaints for this location. I have four kids and they will see all at same time if I need it. And I have never driven to this location only to find out they closed early. However the location on Robb Drive is another story.
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2130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 961502130 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
1.59(58 reviews)
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897 Ironwood Dr, Mindon, NV 89423897 Ironwood Dr
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
  • SunClosed
2.38(4 reviews)
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I went to what I assumed was a nurse but she was great
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925 Ironwood Dr, Minden, NV 89423925 Ironwood 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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
3.4(5 reviews)
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Ear Wax Removal FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 Truckee.

  • 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.

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.

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