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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Greenbelt MD

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.78(1.3k reviews)
7401 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 207707401 Greenbelt Rd
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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For a first time visit, I was very impressed. From the phone call the day prior, making the appointment was swift. Excellent attendance in the front. Very polite staff from the waiting area to the exam room… Excellent bed side manners of the Pediatrician, and medical assistant. My daughter felt at ease.. I’m certain we will be back if the need arises.
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Columbia Heights DC

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.73(222 reviews)
3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC 200103100 14th St NW
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Clean facility and spacious. Friendly, attentive, and caring team. The visit lasted 30 min total. We came for a CV19 test so that my son could play in a scheduled activity today. We got the results in a timely manner.

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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Arlington - Courthouse

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

1.0(1 reviews)
1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 222011515 N Courthouse Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Vista Medical Center, Crystal City

Vista Medical Center

4.33(24 reviews)
320 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202320 23rd St S
OpenWed 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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My first visit. I had made an appointment and had no wait time. The staff member took my vitals and noted my concerns for the treating physician. The physician was pleasant and professional, and diagnosed my condition, and prescribed prescription medication for my cough and wheezing condition. It has now been 2 days and I feel like he medication is helping to address my condition.

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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Arlington - Ballston

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

5.0(2 reviews)
4501 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 222034501 Fairfax Dr
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Vista Medical Center, North Arlington (formerly urgent care center of arlington)

Vista Medical Center

4.52(115 reviews)
5335 Langston Blvd., Arlington, VA 222075335 Langston Blvd.
OpenWed 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Recent patient review

They are so wonderful to have nearby for urgent matters. Very grateful

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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Silver Spring

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

4.8(120 reviews)
8455 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 209108455 Colesville Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Nova Patient Care, Falls Church

Nova Patient Care

4.43(23 reviews)
5860 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 220415860 Columbia Pike
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Recent patient review

Thank you so much. I needed a Covid rapid test and the team was extremely friendly. They called with useful info ahead of the appointment and had a great bedside manner. Offered great advice too. I know it is such a hard time for everyone - but wanted to send my deepest thanks and appreciation. Happy Holidays!

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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Seven Corners

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

4.7(157 reviews)
6288 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 220446288 Arlington Blvd
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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Bethesda

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

1.0(4 reviews)
8305 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 208148305 Wisconsin Ave
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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Glen Echo

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

4.8(472 reviews)
7307 Macarthur Blvd, Bethesda, MD 208167307 Macarthur Blvd
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, District Heights MD

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

5.0(2 reviews)
5805 Silver Hill Rd, District Heights, MD 207475805 Silver Hill Rd
OpenWed 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fast Track Urgent Care, Kensington

Fast Track Urgent Care

4.69(3.9k reviews)
10540 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 2089510540 Connecticut Ave
OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Everyone was kind and inviting but most importantly, very helpful. I was thankful for having gotten Fast Track as a quick clinic to see. I didn't ever imagine it would be as wonderful as it was. Thank you kindly!

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Access Now Urgent Care, Wheaton

Access Now Urgent Care

4.85(1.7k reviews)
11406 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 2090211406 Georgia Ave
OpenWed 8:45 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I booked a last minute appointment and was seen right away. The PA was thorough and took her time to ask questions. Together we made a plan for next steps for care. Highly recommend.

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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Tysons Corner

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

4.6(1.6k reviews)
1953 Gallows Rd, Vienna, VA 221821953 Gallows Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Greenbelt MD

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.78(1.3k reviews)
7401 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 207707401 Greenbelt Rd
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

For a first time visit, I was very impressed. From the phone call the day prior, making the appointment was swift. Excellent attendance in the front. Very polite staff from the waiting area to the exam room… Excellent bed side manners of the Pediatrician, and medical assistant. My daughter felt at ease.. I’m certain we will be back if the need arises.

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Virginia Urgent and Primary Care

Virginia Urgent and Primary Care

4.67(3 reviews)
5501 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 221515501 Backlick Rd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Nova Patient Care, Kingstowne

Nova Patient Care

4.42(88 reviews)
5876 Kingstowne Blvd, Alexandria, VA 223155876 Kingstowne Blvd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 5:45 pm
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Recent patient review

It was great to be able to drive up to get a Covid test. They were quick, efficient, and timely.

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AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care, Fairfax

AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care

4.6(217 reviews)
8301 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA 220318301 Arlington Blvd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Rockville MD

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.72(1k reviews)
12254 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 2085212254 Rockville Pike
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

This was our first time coming to PM Pediatrics. I wish I would have know about it sooner. The physician was very knowledgeable. She is a pediatric ER physician. After her thorough exam, she gave us the time we needed to talk and ask questions. I felt very comfortable with her recommendations.

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Fast Track Urgent Care, Silver Spring

Fast Track Urgent Care

4.75(5.1k reviews)
13428 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 2090413428 New Hampshire Ave
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Very pleasant and very efficient.

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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 Washington DC?

    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.

Washington DC 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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