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Ear Wax Removal
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Getting built up ear wax removed is quick and easy with Solv. Find and book same day and next day appointments at participating providers in Indiana. You could be in and out in under an hour and have your ears feeling better and hearing clearly.

Ear Wax Removal
in Indiana

Getting built up ear wax removed is quick and easy with Solv. Find and book same day and next day appointments at participating providers in Indiana. You could be in and out in under an hour and have your ears feeling better and hearing clearly.

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Super Care Clinic

Super Care Clinic

300 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225300 S Meridian St
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Concentra Urgent Care, Indianapolis Southeastern

Concentra Urgent Care

1101 Southeastern Ave, Indianapolis, IN 462021101 Southeastern Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 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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  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

1545 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 462021545 N Meridian St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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MedCheck Urgent Care Center, Speedway

MedCheck Urgent Care Center

2.18(14 reviews)
1011 N Main St, Speedway, IN 462241011 N Main St
OpenWed 9:00 am - 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 - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

1.0(1 reviews)
2320 Cunningham Rd, Indianapolis, IN 462242320 Cunningham Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 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 - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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US Healthworks

US Healthworks

4.0(1 reviews)
1311 Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 462191311 Shadeland Ave
OpenWed 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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WellNow Urgent Care, Beech Grove

WellNow Urgent Care

3.94(17 reviews)
4903 S Emerson Ave, Bloomington, IN 462034903 S Emerson Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 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
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Recent patient review

Staff was friendly, efficient, and yet professional. Very pleased with my visit and subsequent diagnosis. Would recommend.
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Franciscan ExpressCare Thompson Commons

Franciscan ExpressCare Thompson Commons

3.68(17 reviews)
5210 Thompson Rd, Indianapolis, IN 462375210 Thompson Rd
OpenWed 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Kennedy Kare Service

Kennedy Kare Service

5.0(1 reviews)
3803 E 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 462203803 E 56th St
OpenWed 12:00 am - 11:59 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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Indiana Immediate Care, Girls School Rd

Indiana Immediate Care

4.75(4.5k reviews)
650 N Girls School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46214650 N Girls School Rd
OpenWed 9:00 am - 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Prompt and pleasant - staff checked us in via phone and then after a short wait, saw us & administered test quickly
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IU Health Urgent Care, Broad Ripple

IU Health Urgent Care

1036 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 462201036 Broad Ripple Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 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 - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

8970 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 462178970 S Meridian St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 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 - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

5925 E 71st St, Indianapolis, IN 462205925 E 71st St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 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 - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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US Health Works

US Health Works

7301 Georgetown Rd, Indianapolis, IN 462687301 Georgetown Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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Urgent Dental Center & Family Dentistry

Urgent Dental Center & Family Dentistry

3.75(10 reviews)
10409 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 4622910409 E Washington St
OpenWed 9:00 am - 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 - 9:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

Needed to have work done right away, (bad cavity) they were able to get me in right away and I left the office with minimal pain. Fantastic staff! the front office was exceptional and the back office was outstanding. Will definitely refer to my friends and Family.
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SMC Urgent Care

SMC Urgent Care

7411 Heathrow Way, Indianapolis, IN 462417411 Heathrow Way
OpenWed 9:00 am - 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 - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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UrgentCare Indy

UrgentCare Indy

4.13(8 reviews)
7911 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 462687911 N Michigan Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 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 - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I want to say as usual that everything about my most recent visit for possible covid 19 check v was very good! As a long term client, occupational care partner, and user of physician services you have my loyalty! Thanks to all the dedicated staff!
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International Family Medicine & Urgent Care

International Family Medicine & Urgent Care

4.71(14 reviews)
Gate, Indianapolis, IN 46268Gate
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

THE BEST IMMIGRATION CLINIC AND IMMIGRATION DOCTOR I had a great experince we went there for Immigration physical Our attorney had refer us there, our attorney had very good things to say about this clinic , he said they charges are lower then other clinic in indiana ,we were getting late for our physical ,we had only two week left to finish the processes ,i was worried about this , We called international family clinic and requested the staff if we can be seen quickly and we explained the satiation that we are getting late,staff were very nice , they said we will let you know the next day how quickly and they called us the next day asked us come in two day and Dr kahn will see us , we went to see Dr khan,all time we spend there was 1 1/2 hour , my wife and my self had physical and blood drawn , Dr Khan was very well informed , know what he was doing and had a very good bedside manner ,his staff was very good , it took one week and 5 days Dr khan and his staff finish all paper work and gave us sealed paperwork , which I gave it to my Attorney , I was amazed that two month we have our green card , I want to thank Dr Kahn his staff for their great work , I am also thankful to our Attorney that he send us to this good clinic , I will give this doctor and clinic above FIVE STARS ******* Steven Z
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Concentra Urgent Care, Airport Indianapolis Southwest

Concentra Urgent Care

3.0(6 reviews)
5940 Decatur Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 462415940 Decatur Blvd
OpenWed 12:00 am - 11:59 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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Recent patient review

When I First Walked Into This Clinic...I Knew It Was Going To Be A Positive Experience... You Can Feel The Positive Energy In This Clinic. Lesley, Julia, Lexi, Taylor & Noemi & The Rest Of The Staff Here At THIS LOCATION Are Very Positive, Polite & Professional. 😁😎✌️ TYVM. Y’all Made My Friday Morning. 😁 The Only Thing That I Felt Was Rude & Disrespectful...Was 3 Other Clients...Of Mexican Origin Hollering Back & Forth Across The Clinic Speaking In Spanish...As If They Were Outside In A Field Somewhere. 🙄.
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Concentra Urgent Care, Indianapolis Northwest

Concentra Urgent Care

5604 W 74th St, Indianapolis, IN 462785604 W 74th St
OpenWed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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 Indiana?

    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.

Indiana 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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