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120 Frazier St, Waynesville, NC 28786120 Frazier St
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 - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.82(1.3k reviews)
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Mercy Urgent Care, Waynesville - 120 Frazier St
We are from Florida staying in Maggie Valley for the summer. We discovered Mercy Clinic when we come down with Covid. These folks are very professional, make it easy to get an appointment, and treated our symptoms better than any clinic or hospital that we have visited.

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713 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876713 Winfield Dunn Pkwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 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
4.78(9k reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Sevierville - 713 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville
Everyone in the office was so friendly. I appreciate their kindness when I wasn't feeling well!

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80 Veterans Blvd, Bryson City, NC 2871380 Veterans Blvd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
2.0(7 reviews)
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68 Hospital Rd, Sylva, NC 2877968 Hospital Rd
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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176 Walmart Plaza, Sylva, NC 28779176 Walmart Plaza
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
1.0(1 reviews)
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556 Hazelwood Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786556 Hazelwood Ave
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
5.0(4 reviews)
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733 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786733 Russ Ave
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Russ Ave, Waynesville - 733 Russ Ave, Waynesville

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1015 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 377381015 Parkway
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
5.0(6 reviews)
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190 Riverview St, Franklin, NC 28734190 Riverview St
Open until 5:30 pm
  • 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
  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • SunClosed
2.33(3 reviews)
I have been here several times for myself and my son. We are always treated professionally and the staff is very nice and helpful. The Doctors are very nice and take their time with you, they never seemed rushed, which is a big plus to me!!
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262 Leroy George Dr, Clyde, NC 28721262 Leroy George Dr
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3342 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 378633342 Parkway
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • SunUnknown
1.0(1 reviews)
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55 Buckeye Cove Rd, Canton, NC 2871655 Buckeye Cove Rd
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
3.0(4 reviews)
Iv been to this Urgent Care in Canton NC , a few times , I have always felt that I was important and all my needs and concerns have been met even above and beyond.!!! Being treated with respect and dignity makes alot of difference when making a choice of where to go for accident, stomach aches, major or minor things, I will go here first because I already know that they care and still remains professional while treatment of what's ailing me is done 😷🥴🤕🤗 Tonya the x-ray tech, does such a great job and kept me calm and listen to everything I have said All the Doctors and Staff are super, and thanks Audrey for your care this time it was fractured ribs, instead of broken ones or punctured lung, I will do what you ordered and "take it easy", .thanks everyone
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1130 Middle Creek Rd, Sevierville, TN 378621130 Middle Creek Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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756 Cosby Hwy, Newport, TN 37821756 Cosby Hwy
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 - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2.71(7 reviews)
Fast Pace Health, Newport - 756 Cosby Hwy, Newport
I was at fast pace Newport on April 21, 2022 in the evening between 4 and 5 I received exceptional service Mantooth took care of me she was very caring treated me with shots that are already helping!!! Thank you all for such great service A plus
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108 US-25 E, Newport, TN 37821108 US-25 E
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5.0(0 reviews)
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Ear Wax Removal FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 Cherokee.

  • 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.

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.

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