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35 Walker St, Kittery, ME 0390435 Walker St
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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  • SatClosed
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4.87(937 reviews)
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York Hospital, Kittery Walk-In Care - 35 Walker St
I have had a tough time with bronchitis and made two trips to the walk-in for that. Yesterday I found myself with an ear infection. I’m someone that hates to inconvenience others and waste their time. Everyone made me feel comfortable and meds for my ear.

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343 US-1, York, ME 03909343 US-1
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4.87(3.3k reviews)
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York Hospital, York Walk-In Care - 343 US-1
Didn't feel well the other night. Made appointment that night for the next morning. Had no problems at all. I was taken on time and the nurse practitioner was wonderful. Always great care.

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4 Dana Dr, Berwick, ME 039014 Dana Dr
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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  • SatClosed
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4.92(911 reviews)
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York Hospital, Berwick Walk-In Care - 4 Dana Dr
Walked in and was seen in seconds. They helped me and treated me with care. 10/10

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1474 Main St, Sanford, ME 040731474 Main St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4.88(2.2k reviews)
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York Hospital, Sanford Walk-In Care - 1474 Main St
Staff, PA, RNA, MA and RT were all amazing! Extremely short wait time and easy check in.

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599 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801599 Lafayette Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.5(702 reviews)
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ConvenientMD Urgent Care, Portsmouth - 599 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth
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14 Webb Pl, Dover, NH 0382014 Webb Pl
Open until 8:00 pm
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ConvenientMD Urgent Care, Dover - 14 Webb Pl, Dover
As a repeat customer my check in was quick with a 15 min wait to see a provider. The Staff/Dr was attentive during the explanation of my condition and quick to help me gain immediate access to a specialist the following day saving valuable time. This is the second time I’ve used CMd and they’re still batting a thousand in my book!
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750 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801750 Lafayette Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.55(11 reviews)
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I called ClearChoiceMD on December 30th and spoke to Maria at the Portsmouth office I had two questions: one was for a rapid antigen Covid test for a trip and the other was a physical for my Master Captain Coast Guard license renewal. Maria was so kind and patient and worked hard to find the doctor that does the physicals at another branch in Maine and to make sure I had the needed covid test for my trip on January 4th to the Bahamas What a great asset she is to everyone that calls needing help and ClearChoiceMD
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19 Levesque Dr, Eliot, ME 0390319 Levesque Dr
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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701 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820701 Central Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.54(12 reviews)
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I was so....so....sick with the flu! Dr. Robin was empathetic, able to listen to me with reguards to my complicated Med history, and his care was excellent! I highly recommend this care facility! Very professionally run facility! We are lucky to have such great care professionals!
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1 Hampton Rd, Exeter, NH 038331 Hampton Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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2.43(7 reviews)
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396 High St, Somersworth, NH 03878396 High St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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1.0(0 reviews)
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65 Calef Hwy, Lee, NH 0386165 Calef Hwy
3.67(3 reviews)
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Friendly staff and providers and they take precautions to keep patients socially distanced. They were able to do an MRI and give me results quickly. Check in is easy.
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426 Calef Hwy, Barrington, NH 03825426 Calef Hwy
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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1.0(1 reviews)
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112 Sanford Rd, Wells, ME 04090112 Sanford Rd
5.0(4 reviews)
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1 Beehive Dr, Epping, NH 030421 Beehive Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
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ClearChoiceMD, Epping - 1 Beehive Dr
First time being there and really enjoyed talking to the staff! They explained everything I needed to do and told me what was going on in a clear and understandable manner.
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5 Macy St, Amesbury, MA 019135 Macy St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • 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
1.0(2 reviews)
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Macy St, Amesbury - 5 Macy St, Amesbury

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49 Newark St, Haverhill, MA 0183249 Newark St
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296 S Main St, Haverhill, MA 01830296 S Main St
Open until 8:00 pm
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2.5(12 reviews)
MedExpress Urgent Care, Haverhill - 296 S Main St, Haverhill
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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 Kittery Point?

    Without insurance, an ear wax extraction in Kittery Point 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 Kittery Point area today.

  • How can I book an ear wax removal in Kittery Point?

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

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

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Kittery Point-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 Kittery Point?

    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 Kittery Point.

  • 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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