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Mercy Urgent Care, East Asheville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.72(2.9k reviews)
1272 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 288051272 Tunnel Rd
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Mercy Urgent Care, East Asheville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.72(2.9k reviews)
1272 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 288051272 Tunnel Rd
OpenFri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Concern was handled very professionally.

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Mercy Urgent Care, Burnsville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.86(1k reviews)
41 Charlie Brown Rd, Burnsville, NC 2871441 Charlie Brown Rd
OpenFri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The staff was extremely friendly and professional.

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Mercy Urgent Care, South Asheville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.71(2.5k reviews)
1833 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 288031833 Hendersonville Rd
OpenFri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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I was dealing with an animal bite and simply walked in needing a tetanus shot. The wait time was not bad at all and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Very positive experience!

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Mercy Urgent Care, Weaverville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.76(2.6k reviews)
61 Weaver Blvd, Weaverville, NC 2878761 Weaver Blvd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Pat, my nurse was amazing!!!!! Provider (Philip maybe? ) was great! Lady at the front was a bit abrupt/gruff and could work on delivering instructions in a nicer fashion - and yes, I'm aware of what it is to work with the public, I've been a nurse for more than 26 years.....

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Mercy Urgent Care, West Asheville

Mercy Urgent Care

4.62(5k reviews)
1201 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 288061201 Patton Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I haven't been to an urgent care in 12 years however it has changed the staff were pleasant and very knowledgeable and treated me with sincere concern for my condition I would definitely go or recommend it to a family member or friend .I was pleased with the outcome . Thank u Laura Powell.

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Mercy Urgent Care, Foothills

Mercy Urgent Care

4.78(956 reviews)
140 W Mills St, Columbus, NC 28722140 W Mills St
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I knew that I had a bladder infection but my dr was closed and I couldn’t get any meds until Monday. I was also concerned about the weather. I was so pleased to get a prescription. Everyone was so kind!!

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McDowell Urgent Care

McDowell Urgent Care

1.0(1 reviews)
472 Rankin Dr, Marion, NC 28752472 Rankin Dr
OpenFri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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FastMed Urgent Care, Asheville

FastMed Urgent Care

2.36(33 reviews)
160 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803160 Hendersonville Rd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Range Urgent Care

Range Urgent Care

5.0(23 reviews)
674 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804674 Merrimon Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Recent patient review

These are the most efficient, professional and friendly care providers I’ve visited at an urgent care facility. I booked my appointment online and was seen on time. The facility is clean and attractive and it’s now my go-to place when I need to be seen quickly. Excellent, thorough care!
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

612 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804612 Merrimon Ave
OpenFri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Community Family Practice & Urgent Care

Community Family Practice & Urgent Care

2.0(5 reviews)
260 Merrimon Ave, Lawrenceville, NC 28801260 Merrimon Ave
OpenFri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Blue Sky Pediatrics

Blue Sky Pediatrics

5 Walden Ridge Dr, Asheville, NC 288035 Walden Ridge Dr
OpenFri 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
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Pardee Urgent Care, Fletcher

Pardee Urgent Care

3.0(2 reviews)
2695 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 287042695 Hendersonville Rd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I had a great experience at this Urgent Care Center. There was very little waiting, and the care was top notch! I have referred them to all of my friends.
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

121 Monticello Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787121 Monticello Rd
OpenFri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Pardee Urgent Care - Hendersonville

Pardee Urgent Care - Hendersonville

1.8(5 reviews)
212 Thompson St, Hendersonville, NC 28792212 Thompson St
OpenFri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I went into this facility after making an on line appointment. I had no hearing in one ear due to Impacted wax. I was seen first by a tech who took my vitals, then by the resident md who confirmed my problem, and then the tech worked diligently to finally flush out the impacted wax. Very efficient and friendly. Loved the experience.
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

1605 4 Seasons Blvd, Hendersonville, NC 287921605 4 Seasons Blvd
OpenFri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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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
OpenFri 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Walmart Pharmacy, Supercenter

Walmart Pharmacy

197 Plaza Dr, Forest City, NC 28043197 Plaza Dr
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FastMed Urgent Care, Candler

FastMed Urgent Care

4.5(10 reviews)
511 Smokey Park Hwy, Candler, NC 28715511 Smokey Park Hwy
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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FastMed Urgent Care, Hendersonville

FastMed Urgent Care

3.0(16 reviews)
825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28792825 Spartanburg Hwy
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Ear Wax Removal FAQs

  • How much does an ear wax removal cost in Old Fort?

    Without insurance, an ear wax extraction in Old Fort 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 Old Fort area today.

  • How can I book an ear wax removal in Old Fort?

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

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

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Old Fort-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 Old Fort?

    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 Old Fort.

  • 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.

Old Fort 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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Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

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