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NextCare Urgent Care, Shelby

NextCare Urgent Care

4.69(4.6k reviews)
419 Earl Rd, Shelby, NC 28150419 Earl Rd
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NextCare Urgent Care, Shelby

NextCare Urgent Care

4.69(4.6k reviews)
419 Earl Rd, Shelby, NC 28150419 Earl Rd
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Wait was not as long as I had feared. They got me in as quickly as they could. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

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Mercy Urgent Care, Foothills

Mercy Urgent Care

4.78(937 reviews)
140 W Mills St, Columbus, NC 28722140 W Mills St
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first time there couldn't get in to my doctor a friend told me about them said she uses them all time

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NextCare Urgent Care, Gastonia

NextCare Urgent Care

4.73(5.1k reviews)
3680 Robinwood Rd, Gastonia, NC 280543680 Robinwood Rd
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Thank you, NextCare Urgent Care. You guys are very efficient and professional. You’re Great!

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AFC Urgent Care, Gastonia

AFC Urgent Care

4.78(4.1k reviews)
1908 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 280541908 E Franklin Blvd
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The doctor and nurse that took care of my daughter were WONDERFUL! They talked to her and answered all her questions and made her feel soooooo at ease and comfortable in a bad situation. As a mother, that made my heart so happy and full!!

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105 E College Ave, Boiling Springs, NC 28152105 E College Ave
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Walmart Pharmacy, Supercenter

Walmart Pharmacy

197 Plaza Dr, Forest City, NC 28043197 Plaza Dr
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Atrium Health Urgent Care, Rutherford

Atrium Health Urgent Care

1.25(4 reviews)
181 Daniel Rd, Forest City, NC 28043181 Daniel Rd
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Atrium Health Urgent Care, Shelby

Atrium Health Urgent Care

4.33(6 reviews)
1010 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 281521010 E Dixon Blvd
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AFC Urgent Care, Boiling-Springs

AFC Urgent Care

4.8(312 reviews)
2746 Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Springs, SC 293162746 Boiling Springs Rd
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Every one was very considerate and worked together to help me with my needs. All of the staff I met was very good.
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EmergencyMD

3.0(8 reviews)
2555 Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Springs, SC 293162555 Boiling Springs Rd
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Great Place, Awesome Staff! Best self pay rate...I price shopped! Check out the building..so clean and beautiful!
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1888 Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Springs, SC 293161888 Boiling Springs Rd
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George C Haddad Jr, MD

1650 Skylyn Dr, Spartanburg, SC 293071650 Skylyn Dr
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CVS, MinuteClinic

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1751 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 293071751 E Main St
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Immediate Care Center – Eastside

Immediate Care Center – Eastside

3.0(2 reviews)
1200 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 293071200 E Main St
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Have absolutely no hesitation to go to Regional’s Immediate Care Center - Eastside. I have been there three times and am thoroughly impressed. I have NEVER had to wait. Every time I have been there I have been cordially greeted and efficiently processed. They have all my medical records from the Regional Hospital system, including all of my insurance information. I don’t even have to show my insurance cards. I simply sign in, and am ushered directly to an examining room. Within minutes someone comes in to review why I have come and to take my vitals. In less than 10 minutes later, the Dr. comes in. Today, my doctor was Dr. Arndt—delightful personality and professional demeanor. He checked my problem, talked with me about it, answered all my questions even without my having to ask, sent a Rx to my pharmacy, wished me well, and bid me goodbye. I began signing in at 2:00 on the dot and was walking out at 2:32. I can’t beat this kind of service ANYWHERE!!!!!
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McDowell Urgent Care

McDowell Urgent Care

1.0(1 reviews)
472 Rankin Dr, Marion, NC 28752472 Rankin Dr
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Blue Ridge Urgent Care

5.0(2 reviews)
695 W Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655695 W Fleming Dr
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I want to express my gratitude to Dr. West and all staff. It is rare to find a doctor like Dr. West with the highest professional level, patient, caring and respect for patients. Best wishes!
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Blue Ridge Urgent Care Center

Blue Ridge Urgent Care Center

3.0(7 reviews)
685 Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655685 Fleming Dr
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Tryon Urgent & Family Care

Tryon Urgent & Family Care

2.33(3 reviews)
3919 Lynn Rd, Tryon, NC 287823919 Lynn Rd
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Psalms Urgent Care Center

Psalms Urgent Care Center

1.41(45 reviews)
200 S College St, Morganton, NC 28655200 S College St
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Ear Wax Removal FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 Ellenboro.

  • 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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Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

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