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Little Village Immediate Care

Little Village Immediate Care

4.42(31 reviews)
2859 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 606232859 S Pulaski Rd
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Staff was friendly. Made first time experience great. Quickly got seen.
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Family Urgent Care, Chicago

Family Urgent Care

4.37(806 reviews)
1631 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 606141631 N Halsted St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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My only complaint is they allowed a woman to sit in the lobby without a mask on for an extended period of time

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Little Village Immediate Care

Little Village Immediate Care

4.42(31 reviews)
2859 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 606232859 S Pulaski Rd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Staff was friendly. Made first time experience great. Quickly got seen.

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Cermak Immediate Care

Cermak Immediate Care

4.71(6.7k reviews)
5741 W Cermak Rd, Cicero, IL 608045741 W Cermak Rd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Everyone talks really fast and just wants you to get tf out medical staff is nice though

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HealthStop, Berwyn

HealthStop

4.56(9 reviews)
3635 S Harlem Ave, Berwyn, IL 604023635 S Harlem Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Absolutely wonderful. Doctor and NP's are smart as a whip and very friendly.

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Precision Immediate Care & Medical Center, Stone Park

Precision Immediate Care & Medical Center

4.15(27 reviews)
3520 W North Ave, Stone Park, IL 601653520 W North Ave
OpenWed 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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CareCentrics Urgent Care, Park Ridge

CareCentrics Urgent Care

4.89(142 reviews)
1600 Dempster St, Park Ridge, IL 600681600 Dempster St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fast, pleasant, thoughtful, extremely thorough, explained everything. Highly recommend!

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DuPage Immediate Care

DuPage Immediate Care

3.83(109 reviews)
1S210 Summit Ave, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 601811S210 Summit Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Had to wait for 1 hour to be tested the guy said he called me 3 times before he got my attention I could not here him from 40 feet away when I went into the room I still couldn’t understand what he was saying

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Immediate Care Center of Westmont

Immediate Care Center of Westmont

4.88(16k reviews)
29 N Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 6055929 N Cass Ave
OpenWed 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Recent patient review

Organized, professional, friendly Web site is easy to use Highly recommend

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Immediate Care by Curewell, Downers Grove Immediate Care

Immediate Care by Curewell

4.86(604 reviews)
425 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515425 Ogden Ave
OpenWed 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Recent patient review

I had a Covid test, no wait, friendly and caring staff member gave the test, staff is super polite on the phone, results back when promised. All great!

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Darien Immediate Care

Darien Immediate Care

4.9(1.3k reviews)
8190 S Cass Ave, Darien, IL 605618190 S Cass Ave
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Recent patient review

The staff at this place are awesome.Dr. Anita is wonderful and extreamly polite and friendlyl.She answered every single question and concern I had..Dr. gave great medical advice and her referals that she gave me are some of the best specialist in the area..best place aroumd Thank you

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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Mount Prospect IL

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.86(474 reviews)
200 W Rand Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056200 W Rand Rd
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

Amazing! So kid-friendly and efficient. Would come back in a heartbeat!

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NewMed Immediate Care

NewMed Immediate Care

4.78(5.5k reviews)
1669 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 600081669 W Algonquin Rd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Very efficient and professional!

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Schaumburg Immediate Care

Schaumburg Immediate Care

4.57(84 reviews)
1375 E Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 601941375 E Schaumburg Rd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Love the staff. Waiting room can get a bit crowded as specially cause of covid. Last time there was a kids that was coughing and it made me scared. Shame I understand she does not feel to well, but I would rather let them take them though at once to lessen exposure. And then a family of four coming in for one to see the doctor. Waiting room is really small and get crowded fast. Staff is incredible, friendly and very very helpful. I refuse to see any other doctor. They are amazing!!!

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KIDS, Urgent Care Wheaton

KIDS

4.8(1.9k reviews)
290 W Loop Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189290 W Loop Rd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Very friendly staff and the facility was very bright and clean.

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Pioneer Physicians, Walk-in Clinic

Pioneer Physicians

4.04(132 reviews)
148 S Bolingbrook Dr, Bolingbrook, IL 60440148 S Bolingbrook Dr
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Went for Covid test and they also screened for streptococcus. Very thorough

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Rapid Immediate Care in Hoffman Estates, Urgent Care Clinic

Rapid Immediate Care in Hoffman Estates

4.71(80 reviews)
925 N Roselle Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169925 N Roselle Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Great location. Very professional staff. Would definitely return.

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Rapid Healthcare Limited

Rapid Healthcare Limited

5.0(17 reviews)
215 Remington Blvd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440215 Remington Blvd
OpenWed 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Suburban Medical Group

Suburban Medical Group

4.64(342 reviews)
693 W Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440693 W Boughton Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

We have used. Suburban Group for our school physicals and now a child sick visit since we are new to the area and yet to setup regular doctors. I almost don't want to go elsewhere now. They are so wonderful at Suburban Medical. We get right in and everyone is so friendly and helpful. Great experience.

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Epic Urgent and Family Care

Epic Urgent and Family Care

4.64(11 reviews)
770 E Dundee Rd, Palatine, IL 60074770 E Dundee Rd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Family Urgent Care, Schererville

Family Urgent Care

4.81(2.6k reviews)
1217 US-41, Schererville, IN 463751217 US-41
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Good experience. 👍Check in was very convenient.

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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 Illinois?

    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.

Illinois 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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