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Professional Ear Wax Removal
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1466 Tiny Town Rd, Clarksville, TN 370421466 Tiny Town Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.79(6.1k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Clarksville (Tiny Town) - 1466 Tiny Town Rd
Walked in. I was soon within 10 minutes was diagnosed and prescription in hand within 30 minutes. Excellent service

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1690 Fort Campbell Blvd, Clarksville, TN 370421690 Fort Campbell Blvd
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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.78(7k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Clarksville (Ft. Campbell) - 1690 Fort Campbell Blvd, Clarksville
I knew I had a UTI, and the ladies in there listened and just gave me the test I needed. Thank you for being kind.God Bless

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1193 Fort Campbell Blvd, Clarksville, TN 370421193 Fort Campbell Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.77(674 reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Clarksville (Dover Crossing) - 1193 Fort Campbell Blvd
Everyone in the clinic today was so nice, caring, and knowledgeable. Lindsay, NP was awesome and knew her stuff. Callie was so kind and gentle. The whole group had a great sense of humor. Great experience!!

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2147 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville, TN 370402147 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.82(5.1k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Clarksville (St. Bethlehem) - 2147 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville
My son woke up this morning with a bad so out of precaution I scheduled a visit for him. I was able to complete all his paperwork online then virtually check in upon arrival..Wait time was quick..the front desk was really nice as well as the nurse and the Physician..she wanted to make sure he didn't have strep due to his throat being pretty irritated and even though the tests came back negative she opted to still treat him with antibiotics before it could get worse..She was thorough and comforting quick and efficient. My son loved it and didn't once complain or cry!

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2224 Madison St, Clarksville, TN 370432224 Madison St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.71(4.9k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Clarksville (Sango) - 2224 Madison St
Wonderful experience every time. Friendly, helpful and efficient staff and care providers. Clean environment and fast service.

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2006 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, TN 371722006 Memorial Blvd
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 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.82(3.4k reviews)
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Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Springfield - 2006 Memorial Blvd, Springfield
Went thru Hold My Spot yesterday possible spider bite. Saw the doctor in 10 min. Staff is always great, very satisfied with everything .

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1751 Tiny Town Rd, Clarksville, TN 370421751 Tiny Town Rd
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
4.0(1 reviews)
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Walgreens - 1751 Tiny Town Rd, Clarksville
Staff was very friendly and patient. Wait time was not long at all and I was a walk-in. The doctor understood exactly what I was talking about and how I was feeling. Definitely recommend this place and will visit again if needed...
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2320 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville, TN 370402320 Wilma Rudolph 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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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2955 Fort Campbell Blvd, Hopkinsville, KY 422402955 Fort Campbell Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
3.32(11 reviews)
I visited the Clinic on 12/28/19. My wait time was minimal. Staff very friendly and willing to help me in any way. I saw Jason Crisp. He was kind friendly cheerful and very willing to listen patiently of my symptoms. He preformed a thorough examination. Mr. Crisp diagnosed me with Sinus Infection and Bronchitis. He called me in some prescriptions to the Pharmacy of my choice. Thank you, Jason, for your expertise in Diagnosis and Treatment. Feeling much better today. First Care is truly First in the health and Care for their patients.
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1763 Madison St, Clarksville, TN 370431763 Madison St
Open until 6:00 pm
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3.66(215 reviews)
AFC Urgent Care, Clarksville - 1763 Madison St, Clarksville
Excellent care. Dr. Niner and the staff are always great. They have helped me tremendously.
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1954 Madison St, Clarksville, TN 370431954 Madison St
Open until 7:30 pm
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  • Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Walgreens - 1954 Madison St, Clarksville
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2302 Madison St, Clarksville, TN 370432302 Madison St
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
2.5(6 reviews)
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903 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, TN 37172903 Memorial Blvd
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Memorial Blvd, Springfield - 903 Memorial Blvd, Springfield

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100 Northcrest Dr, Springfield, TN 37172100 Northcrest Dr
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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.

Ear Wax Removal FAQs

  • How much does an ear wax removal cost in Oak Grove?

    Without insurance, an ear wax extraction in Oak Grove 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 Oak Grove area today.

  • How can I book an ear wax removal in Oak Grove?

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

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

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Oak Grove-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 Oak Grove?

    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 Oak Grove.

  • 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.

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