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4.17(6 reviews)
885 MD-3, Gambrills, MD 21054885 MD-3
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4.17(6 reviews)
885 MD-3, Gambrills, MD 21054885 MD-3
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4.68(759 reviews)
2301 A Forest Dr, Annapolis, MD 214012301 A Forest Dr
OpenFri 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Experienced staff is everything but when you add the natural ability to deal with small children is a blessing. Awesome they were!!

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3.25(8 reviews)
153 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146153 Ritchie Hwy
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5 Stars for the best customer service I’ve ever witnessed at any establishment!! My 2-year-old son and I went to be seen today and I was so impressed with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the staff throughout our whole visit. When I went to turn on my car to leave, after multiple attempts, I found my car wouldn’t start. I immediately reached for my phone to call AAA or search for a local auto shop, but then found my phone had died… Since I live over 45 minutes away from this urgent care and I had my son in the car, I started to panic. I went back into the urgent care to ask if there was a local auto shop nearby and explained my situation. Immediately the front desk staff, Terisha & Jade jumped into action. Terisha went to get her car to pull it up next to mine to give it a jump. Jade set my phone up on her phone charger and turned on the TV to find a show to occupy my son while we worked on the car and offered him a lollipop. Wesley came out and set up the jumper cables and got my car running in a matter of a few minutes. I was truly so overwhelmed with gratitude to these 3 Good Samaritans. This week had been a hard week to say the least, but after this incredible kindness it really restored my faith in humanity. I can’t express in words how grateful I am to Terisha, Jade & Wesley for their help today. I highly recommend the Severna Park Urgent Care!

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2.93(14 reviews)
6000 Laurel Bowie Rd, Bowie, MD 207156000 Laurel Bowie Rd
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Very long wait but not the staff fault only one nurse working 1 front desk attended who was great and only noticed one dr not sure his name but he was great as well

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4.73(695 reviews)
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6622 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 210616622 Ritchie Hwy
OpenFri 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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The staff was beyond amazing and so wonderful!

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5.0(2 reviews)
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5400 Ritchie Hwy, Baltimore, MD 212255400 Ritchie Hwy
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4.42(26 reviews)
300 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707300 Main St
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Staff is excellent, kind, and knowledgeable, space is clean, prices are reasonable. Highly recommend.

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4.7(683 reviews)
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805 Washington Blvd, Laurel, MD 20707805 Washington Blvd
OpenFri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The process was quick though it was a self check in. The care provided was precise and the Pediatric Dr seems nice and very good .

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4.69(512 reviews)
6630 Marie Curie Dr, Elkridge, MD 210756630 Marie Curie Dr
OpenFri 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Dr Kaiser, the nurse and the receptionist were all fantastic and so kind to my daughter. Thank you!

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4.77(1.3k reviews)
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7401 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 207707401 Greenbelt Rd
OpenFri 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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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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4.86(5.8k reviews)
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6020 Meadowridge Center Dr, Elkridge, MD 210756020 Meadowridge Center Dr
OpenFri 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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love this place, but their on line booking is messed up. the web site had an option to book at 8am, which i did, only to find out when i got there that they don’t open until 8:30. i went in within 5 mins of getting there though. PA was excellent! i would recommended OUCH before any other urgent care

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5.0(1 reviews)
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8205 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD 210458205 Snowden River Pkwy
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5.0(1 reviews)
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2500 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 212242500 Boston St
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5.0(2 reviews)
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5805 Silver Hill Rd, District Heights, MD 207475805 Silver Hill Rd
OpenFri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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2.5(4 reviews)
9396 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 210429396 Baltimore National Pike
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4.74(5.3k reviews)
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13428 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 2090413428 New Hampshire Ave
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It was good the doctor could have been a little more patient. thanks anyway

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4.8(120 reviews)
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8455 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 209108455 Colesville Rd
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3.67(3 reviews)
7700 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 212367700 Belair Rd
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2.6(5 reviews)
7701 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 212347701 Harford Rd
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4.73(222 reviews)
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3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC 200103100 14th St NW
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Clean facility and spacious. Friendly, attentive, and caring team. The visit lasted 30 min total. We came for a CV19 test so that my son could play in a scheduled activity today. We got the results in a timely manner.

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Ear Wax Removal FAQs

  • How much does an ear wax removal cost in Crownsville?

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

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

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

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

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

    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 Crownsville.

  • 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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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.

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