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6225 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 701256225 S Claiborne Ave
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.75(593 reviews)
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In & Out Urgent Care, New Orleans Uptown - 6225 S Claiborne Ave
Everyone there was excellent, I was seen  Quickly and the care I received was fast and  Professional.

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100 N Labarre Rd, Metairie, LA 70001100 N Labarre Rd
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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.83(800 reviews)
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In & Out Urgent Care, Metairie - 100 N Labarre Rd, Metairie
Needed a physical and immunization records for nursing school. Was in and out. Zero wait time. Staff very friendly and professional. Will highly recommend this clinic to others. Will definitely be going back when needing care.

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3300 N Causeway Blvd, Metairie, LA 700023300 N Causeway Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.93(364 reviews)
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In & Out Urgent Care, Lakeside - 3300 N Causeway Blvd
Excellent care and review of next steps. I was well taken care of.

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3908 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 700603908 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.8(5.7k reviews)
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Rapid Urgent Care, Metairie - 3908 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie
Walked into the Clinic, completed my registration forms and after a short wait, I was called to an exam room. Staff was very respectful, warm and empathetic to my illness.

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2170 Gause Blvd W, Slidell, LA 704602170 Gause Blvd W
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.76(6k reviews)
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Rapid Urgent Care, Slidell - 2170 Gause Blvd W, Slidell
Tetanus shot, good care, long wait over 30 minutes with no one in the wait room and no one coming out, mostly friendly but the front office employee seemed like they was havin a rough day

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925 LA-59, Mandeville, LA 70448925 LA-59
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.9(1.2k reviews)
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In & Out Urgent Care, Mandeville - 925 LA-59
In and Out is the perfect name….. they are true to the name! We were quickly brought back for a x-ray on my daughter’s hand. Thankfully it wasn’t broken. We got out quickly. The staff  were  amazing. So nice and friendly!  I would definitely recommend In and Out Urgent Care.

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1901 U.S. Hwy 190, Mandeville, LA 704481901 U.S. Hwy 190
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.99(130 reviews)
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Your Local Pediatrics On Demand, Pediatric Urgent Care Center - 1901 U.S. Hwy 190
One of the best experiences out there. Very pleased with quality of care and the thoughtfulness they have towards kids. They try to make it a pleasant experience!

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1111 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville, LA 704711111 N Causeway Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.79(5.2k reviews)
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Rapid Urgent Care, Mandeville - 1111 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville
This was the fastest appointment we have ever had. The staff was so friendly, the office was so clean, check in and scheduling was as easy as it gets, our doctor was genuine and so kind. We will be back every time we have a sick child from now on. Well done Rapid Urgent Care Mandeville!

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3218 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 701173218 St Claude Ave
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 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
4.6(3 reviews)
Urgent Care Eleven, St. Claude - 3218 St Claude Ave, New Orleans
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3810 LA-22, Mandeville, LA 704713810 LA-22
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 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.26(480 reviews)
The staff was very friendly and attentive. They listened to my symptoms and got to the root of my problem!
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4401 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 701254401 S Claiborne Ave
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, S Claiborne, New Orleans - 4401 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans

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318 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112318 Baronne St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Concentra Urgent Care, Downtown New Orleans - 318 Baronne St, New Orleans
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900 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130900 Magazine St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.5(151 reviews)
Ocshner Urgent Care, Warehouse District - 900 Magazine St, New Orleans
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, New Orleans, LA 70116
4.72(17 reviews)
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2525 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 701192525 Canal St
4.5(7 reviews)
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231 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119231 N Carrollton Ave
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 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Love this Urgent Care! It’s quick and addressed my immediate medical need. So professional and the staff was awesome from the front desk to the time I saw the provider!
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4100 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 701194100 Canal St
Open until 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.14(14 reviews)
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4605 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 701154605 Magazine St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
2.5(47 reviews)
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315 Westbank Expy, Gretna, LA 70053315 Westbank Expy
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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1301 Whitney Ave., Terrytown, LA 700561301 Whitney Ave.
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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 New Orleans?

    Without insurance, an ear wax extraction in New Orleans 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 New Orleans area today.

  • How can I book an ear wax removal in New Orleans?

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

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

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on New Orleans-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 New Orleans?

    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 New Orleans.

  • 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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