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Professional Ear Wax Removal
in Chester, MD

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8163 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD 216018163 Ocean Gateway
Open until 6:00 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
4.62(5.2k reviews)
Your Doc’s In, Easton (Urgent Care) - 8163 Ocean Gateway, Easton
Had to wait a whole hour an a half just for a drug test

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2500 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 212242500 Boston St
Open until 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.7(612 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Canton - 2500 Boston St

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300 Sunburst Hwy, Cambridge, MD 21613300 Sunburst Hwy
Open until 6:00 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
4.76(5.2k reviews)
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Your Doc's In, Cambridge - 300 Sunburst Hwy
Was very happy with the experience. Charlie came up with a creative solution to my issue and it was much appreciated!

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6020 Meadowridge Center Dr, Elkridge, MD 210756020 Meadowridge Center Dr
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  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • FriClosed
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.86(7.1k reviews)
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Ouch! Urgent Care - 6020 Meadowridge Center Dr, Elkridge
Wendy was very considerate of my mother’s condition and made her feel at ease. She listened attentively and had a conversation with my mother about not just the medications but how to manage diet, walking, work load. We appreciate her medical advice because she explained the usage and dose of medicine and also how to manage lifestyle choices.

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8205 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD 210458205 Snowden River Pkwy
Open until 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.4(1.3k reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Columbia - 8205 Snowden River Pkwy
This is our primary care facility. We love it from ability to get reasonably prompt appointments to friendly bedside manner, superb staff service, and high-quality care. Dr. Munoz (Ibrahim) is EXCEPTIONAL!.

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4407 Hartwick Rd, College Park, MD 207404407 Hartwick Rd
Open until 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.6(28 reviews)
Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, College Park - 4407 Hartwick Rd

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900 Kenilworth Dr, Towson, MD 21204900 Kenilworth Dr
Open until 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
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Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, Towson - 900 Kenilworth Dr

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2301 A Forest Dr, Annapolis, MD 214012301 A Forest Dr
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 11:59 pm
4.68(761 reviews)
PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Annapolis MD - 2301 A Forest Dr
So impressed with the office staff and the doctor. What wonderful bedside manner. We will be returning for sure.

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2554 Solomons Island Rd, Annapolis, MD 214012554 Solomons Island Rd
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  • MonClosed
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  • ThuClosed
  • FriClosed
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed

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6622 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 210616622 Ritchie Hwy
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 11:59 pm
4.72(697 reviews)
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Glen Burnie MD - 6622 Ritchie Hwy
The staff was beyond amazing and so wonderful!
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6630 Marie Curie Dr, Elkridge, MD 210756630 Marie Curie Dr
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 11:59 pm
4.69(516 reviews)
PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Columbia MD - 6630 Marie Curie Dr
This is the best place to bring a sick child. They’re fast, kind, competent, and the place is very clean. I highly recommend PM pediatrics!!
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805 Washington Blvd, Laurel, MD 20707805 Washington Blvd
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 10:00 pm
4.69(688 reviews)
PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Laurel MD - 805 Washington Blvd
The staff and the doctor were amazingly on top of things and were friendly. Very efficient and smoothly run. Called Monday morning and got a pre-op appointment for one hour later, an involved process with cardiogram and bloodwork, which took no longer than 40 including sign-in. Very personable staff, but that's a two-way street; I'm personable. So the appointment was actually fun (partly because I was not feeling ill or dicy).
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9613 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 212349613 Harford Rd
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 11:59 pm
4.74(672 reviews)
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Parkville MD - 9613 Harford Rd
Very professional and generous staff. Would highly recommend. Quick and very attentive.
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7401 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 207707401 Greenbelt Rd
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 11:59 pm
4.77(1.3k reviews)
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Greenbelt MD - 7401 Greenbelt Rd
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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5805 Silver Hill Rd, District Heights, MD 207475805 Silver Hill Rd
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 10:00 pm
5.0(4 reviews)
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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, District Heights MD - 5805 Silver Hill Rd
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4000 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie, MD 207164000 Mitchellville Rd
4.51(542 reviews)
Labcorp - 4000 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie
Excellent customer service. Knowledgeably answered all questions. Appointment and billing were fast. Testing next day was on time and professional. Results available within 24 hours. Highly recommend.

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14504 Greenview Dr, Laurel, MD 2070814504 Greenview Dr
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  • 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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
5.0(4 reviews)
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1630 Main St, Chester, MD 216191630 Main St
Open until 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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79 Annapolis St, Annapolis, MD 2140179 Annapolis St
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501 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401501 Ridgely 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 Chester?

    Without insurance, an ear wax extraction in Chester 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 Chester area today.

  • How can I book an ear wax removal in Chester?

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

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

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Chester-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 Chester?

    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 Chester.

  • 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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