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Ear Wax Removal
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Find a same-day appointment for ear wax removal in Sharpsburg. Top-rated local providers can get your ears cleaned out quickly.

Ear Wax Removal
in Sharpsburg, NC

Find a same-day appointment for ear wax removal in Sharpsburg. Top-rated local providers can get your ears cleaned out quickly.
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FastMed Urgent Care, N. Winstead Avenue

FastMed Urgent Care

2.67(6 reviews)
2001 Sunset Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 278042001 Sunset Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Lovely ladies ... very professional and patient
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FastMed Urgent Care, N. Winstead Avenue

FastMed Urgent Care

2.2(10 reviews)
550 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804550 N Winstead Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

We were seen quickly, they were very kind and patient with my child and soon we were on our way out. It is nice to have an alternate option to the ER.
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Boice - Willis Immediate Care

Boice - Willis Immediate Care

921 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804921 N Winstead Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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FastMed Urgent Care, Wilson

FastMed Urgent Care

2.07(7 reviews)
2503 Forest Hills Rd W, Wilson, NC 278932503 Forest Hills Rd W
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Forest Hills Immediate Care

Forest Hills Immediate Care

4.25(4 reviews)
2130 Forest Hills Rd W, Wilson, NC 278932130 Forest Hills Rd W
OpenFri 8:00 am - 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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

Awesome Experience! Efficient, Professional, clean, friendly and Safe!!! I went in during the major explosion of Covid. Masks REQUIRED! To prevent contamination, the stafff asked me to wait in my car and would send me a text when they were ready for me. I had went to Fast med and they had told me they could not see me as they were too busy and they had over a 5 hour wait. The ER when I called said 5-9 hours. I did have to wait about 45 minutes, but had a super efficient visit. I was called in taken straight to an exam room where I could still smell the cleaning agents. After a brief history of my problem, the nurse left and provider was in after a short wait. The provider was super friendly , very, very thorough ( spent about 15 minutes with me, then sent me across the hallway (5 steps) to the lab where the lab gal did her thing and also took a chest film then I was back in the room. Within about 15 more minutes the provider was back in , reviewed my findings and said he would electronically send in my RX, and reviewed a discharge summary with me as well as emailing a copy of my visit to my email. I can not say enough about the quality of this office and would definitely return when I am in need! Forest Hills Immediate Care is the top urgent Care facility in town, I will be establishing there as a new primary care patient as they are one of the few clinics from what I have seen that accepts new patients. Carrie J.
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FastMed Urgent Care, Zebulon

FastMed Urgent Care

2.5(3 reviews)
817 E Gannon Ave, Zebulon, NC 27597817 E Gannon Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Community Urgent Care

Community Urgent Care

5.0(1 reviews)
2469 Wendell Blvd, Wendell, NC 275912469 Wendell Blvd
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Recent patient review

Best care anywhere !
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FastMed Urgent Care, Greenville

FastMed Urgent Care

1.92(13 reviews)
315 Greenville Blvd SE, Greenville, NC 27858315 Greenville Blvd SE
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Immediate Care of Goldsboro

Immediate Care of Goldsboro

2604 Medical Office Pl, Goldsboro, NC 275342604 Medical Office Pl
OpenFri 8:00 am - 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 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Goldsboro Emergency Med Specs

Goldsboro Emergency Med Specs

2700 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, NC 275342700 Wayne Memorial Dr
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Rosewood Immediate Care

Rosewood Immediate Care

166 NC-581, Goldsboro, NC 27530166 NC-581
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Rosewood Immediate Care

Rosewood Immediate Care

166 North Carolina 581 S, Goldsboro, NC 27530166 North Carolina 581 S
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Greenville Health Care Center

Greenville Health Care Center

5.0(2 reviews)
3121 Moseley Dr, Greenville, NC 278583121 Moseley Dr
OpenFri 8:00 am - 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
  • Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

I have been going to GHCC since its establishment. NPs and PAs are excellent practitioners and genuinely care about their patients.
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CVS MinuteClinic

CVS MinuteClinic

7201 US-64, Knightdale, NC 275917201 US-64
OpenFri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Physicians East Urgent Care

Physicians East Urgent Care

1711 E Arlington Blvd, Greenville, NC 278341711 E Arlington Blvd
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MedStat Centre

MedStat Centre

1.0(2 reviews)
1707 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, NC 275341707 Wayne Memorial Dr
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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FastMed Urgent Care, Goldsboro

FastMed Urgent Care

3.67(3 reviews)
212 N Spence Ave, Goldsboro, NC 27534212 N Spence Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Thank you for your kindness and service! The staff really showed compassion and care for my needs and didnt rush me out so they could hurry to see others. They took good care of me everytime I was seen by fastmed. They also made a follow-up call to see how I was doing. These folks are great!
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Ear Wax Removal FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 Sharpsburg.

  • 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.

Sharpsburg 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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Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

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