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10015 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 6415310015 N Ambassador Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 7:45 am - 6:00 pm
4.37(7.7k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Ambassador - 10015 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City
Severe breathing difficulties. Walked in, helped us right away. Only 1 scheduled appointment in front of us. Very concerned with his difficulty in breathing. Took great care of him. Gave him medication for the next few days to help him. All staff was great!! I didn’t get anyone’s names or I would give them kudos now. But the entire staff was wonderful. Thank you for helping us.

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1860 N Church Rd, Liberty, MO 640681860 N Church Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
4.39(5.5k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Liberty - 1860 N Church Rd, Liberty
The staff is personable, helpful, and efficient.  I was surprised how easy and pleasant the experience was. Yes I would recommend this place/group!

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8600 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 641148600 Ward Pkwy
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
4.84(75 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Kansas City- Ward Parkway - 8600 Ward Pkwy
Fast, friendly and no wait time. Be sure to schedule an appt.

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4821 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 662094821 W 119th 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
4.71(86 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Overland Park - Hawthorne Plaza - 4821 W 119th St
It was my first time at Carbon Health Urgent Care and it was a wonderful experience. From the young lady at the front desk, to Abby, to Lara. They were all very friendly and helpful. It’s no fun being under the weather, but it great when you receive outstanding care.

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1100 N 4th St, Leavenworth, KS 660481100 N 4th St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
4.66(4k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Leavenworth - 1100 N 4th St
My experience here was very poor. I barely was able to drive myself to get seen and cared for either COVID or Flu. After the test, the technician informed me that I had the Flu. I was offered no medication despite having massive chills, body aches, fever, and congestion. For a day and a half after the visit, I suffered with full blown symptoms. I wish I had a choice of providers that accepted my insurance plan because this clinic does not provide standardized care. Again, I was not provided any medication and suffered with symptoms for days later.

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2741 NE McBaine Dr, Lee's Summit, MO 640642741 NE McBaine Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
4.52(6.9k reviews)
NextCare Urgent Care, Lee's Summit - 2741 NE McBaine Dr
I am from out of State visiting have been suffering with allergies for a week. Made the appointment online easy as can be staff and doctors and nurses were absolutely amazing. I would recommend this location 100%.

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4741 S Arrowhead Dr, Independence, MO 640554741 S Arrowhead Dr
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
4.56(170 reviews)
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Urgent Care of Kansas City - 4741 S Arrowhead Dr, Independence
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6344 N Chatham Ave, Kansas City, MO 641516344 N Chatham Ave
4.9(24 reviews)
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5440 NW 64th St, Kansas City, MO 641515440 NW 64th 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 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, NW 64th St, Kansas City - 5440 NW 64th St, Kansas City

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1914 Swift St, North Kansas City, MO 641161914 Swift 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 - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Swift Rd, N Kansas City - 1914 Swift St, North Kansas City

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599 Armour Rd, North Kansas City, MO 64116599 Armour Rd
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
1.0(6 reviews)
Concentra Urgent Care, North Kansas City - 599 Armour Rd, North Kansas City
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3035 N 22nd St, Kansas City, KS 661043035 N 22nd St
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2630 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO 641192630 NE Vivion Rd
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Walgreens - 2630 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City
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5601 NE Antioch Rd, Gladstone, MO 641195601 NE Antioch Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1.0(5 reviews)
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2800 Clay Edwards Dr, Kansas City, MO 641162800 Clay Edwards Dr
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6185 NW Jefferson St, Parkville, MO 641526185 NW Jefferson St
1.36(32 reviews)
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7642 N Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 641187642 N Oak Trafficway
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 2:00 pm
3.8(10 reviews)
I’ve been here twice and all the staff is really nice. I really like the Nurse Practioner she is amazing. She was very attentive to myself as well as my son.
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6365 Lewis Dr, Parkville, MO 641526365 Lewis Dr
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Walgreens - 6365 Lewis Dr, Parkville
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501 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64155501 NW Barry Rd
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 8:00 pm
5.0(3 reviews)
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4990 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO 641194990 NE Vivion Rd
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 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City - 4990 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City

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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 Riverside?

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

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

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

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

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

    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 Riverside.

  • 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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