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NextCare Urgent Care, Colfax

NextCare Urgent Care

4.63(1.4k reviews)
7595 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 802147595 W Colfax Ave
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Really good experience here. Staff was top notch!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Colfax

NextCare Urgent Care

4.63(1.4k reviews)
7595 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 802147595 W Colfax Ave
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Really good experience here. Staff was top notch!

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Rocky Mountain Urgent Care & Family Medicine, Englewood

Rocky Mountain Urgent Care & Family Medicine

3.63(8 reviews)
730 W Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80110730 W Hampden Ave
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NextCare Urgent Care, Arvada

NextCare Urgent Care

4.54(3.6k reviews)
7380 W 52nd Ave, Arvada, CO 800027380 W 52nd Ave
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Stephany helped me and she was very kind and helpful. All the staff was friendly and I would definitely use again.

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NextCare Urgent Care, Thornton

NextCare Urgent Care

4.57(3k reviews)
9720 Grant St, Thornton, CO 802299720 Grant St
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Good and quick service. Staff was nice and friendly.

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Carbon Health, Littleton

Carbon Health

5.0(8 reviews)
9116 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 801239116 W Bowles Ave
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NextCare Urgent Care, Golden

NextCare Urgent Care

4.55(2.6k reviews)
17121 S Golden Rd, Golden, CO 8040117121 S Golden Rd
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Quick and easy. PA was kind and knowledgeable. Check in easy. Great experience.

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Carbon Health, Westminster

Carbon Health

5.0(11 reviews)
10435 Reed St, Westminster, CO 8002110435 Reed St
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OnPoint Urgent Care, Englewood

OnPoint Urgent Care

4.76(521 reviews)
10120 E Dry Creek Rd, Englewood, CO 8011210120 E Dry Creek Rd
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Great experience, friendly and professional staff! Not painful! Thanks

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NextCare Urgent Care, Broomfield

NextCare Urgent Care

4.57(3k reviews)
4590 W 121st Ave, Broomfield, CO 800204590 W 121st Ave
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The PA and triage nurse were amazing. Very friendly, professional and reassuring! I felt like my care was prioritized.

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NextCare Urgent Care, Aurora

NextCare Urgent Care

4.54(3.6k reviews)
18890 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 8001318890 E Hampden Ave
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I love this place, they are very convenient. They are very kind, caring, and professional.

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OnPoint Urgent Care, Highlands Ranch

OnPoint Urgent Care

4.67(1.4k reviews)
9205 S Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 801299205 S Broadway
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I’m from another state and needed to be seen. The staff and the Doctor were excellent. SOLVE accepted my Insurance and I was on my way. Turns out I was just having an overblown case of allergies. I needed no medicine just great advice.

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PediaClinic, Highlands Ranch

PediaClinic

4.81(47 reviews)
9555 S University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 801269555 S University Blvd
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Carbon Health, Aurora

Carbon Health

6554 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 800166554 S Parker Rd
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OnPoint Urgent Care, Lone Tree

OnPoint Urgent Care

4.68(1.2k reviews)
9695 S Yosemite St, Lone Tree, CO 801249695 S Yosemite St
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Enjoyed my visit today. The lady at the front desk was amazing and very friendly. All the nurses and docs were fantastic as well

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Rocky Mountain Urgent Care & Family Medicine, Centennial

Rocky Mountain Urgent Care & Family Medicine

3.86(83 reviews)
20270 E Smoky Hill Rd, Centennial, CO 8001520270 E Smoky Hill Rd
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Rachel was absolutely amazing! The same was so down to earth, they made me feel like I was heard and found a solution to my problem Less then 5 minutes

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OnPoint Urgent Care, Aurora

OnPoint Urgent Care

4.62(1.7k reviews)
24300 E Smoky Hill Rd, Aurora, CO 8001624300 E Smoky Hill Rd
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Recent patient review

As Always when I need urgent after-hours care I go here. Their staff is awesome, so friendly, and very caring. I wish they were my primary care Drs!

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Castle Pines Urgent Care

Castle Pines Urgent Care

1.0(4 reviews)
7280 Lagae Rd, Castle Pines, CO 801087280 Lagae Rd
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NextCare Urgent Care, Longmont

NextCare Urgent Care

4.71(3.8k reviews)
2144 Main St, Longmont, CO 805012144 Main St
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Great staff here, always very professional and kind. Booked appointment online.

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1944 Grant St, Denver, CO 802031944 Grant St
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Denver Health Adult Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic

Denver Health Adult Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic

2.49(118 reviews)
660 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204660 Bannock St
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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.

  • Where can I get ear wax removed in Colorado?

    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.

Colorado 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.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

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