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4.77(44 reviews)
115 Belmont Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109115 Belmont Ave
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The staff was so nice answered all my questions and did a full check up like Vitale and even offered coffee while you wait for you nana to be called
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4.77(44 reviews)
115 Belmont Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109115 Belmont Ave
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The staff was so nice answered all my questions and did a full check up like Vitale and even offered coffee while you wait for you nana to be called

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RapidMD Walkin, Belleville

RapidMD Walkin

5.0(1 reviews)
250 Mill St, Belleville, NJ 07109250 Mill St
OpenWed 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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CityLife Health, Newark

CityLife Health

4.84(885 reviews)
44 Jones St, Newark, NJ 0710344 Jones St
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Wait time was very long but staff and doctors very nice

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Riverside Urgent Care, Bloomfield

Riverside Urgent Care

4.64(4.9k reviews)
135 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003135 Bloomfield Ave
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Jennifer the receptionist was great and super helpful. The medical staff was great as well. They were fast and professional helping my 81 yr old grandma. It was a great experience! Thank you.

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Riverside Urgent Care, Nutley

Riverside Urgent Care

4.49(3.8k reviews)
124 Washington Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110124 Washington Ave
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Overall good people and care. But the ‘registration’ process is torture. Giving verbally all my info to the receptionist. Then handed a clipboard to do almost all of it again. (I know the privacy thing is extra.). Then getting a text to have to fill out the SAME info again. Why?

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PromptMD, Jersey City Urgent Care

PromptMD

4.83(3.9k reviews)
201 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302201 Marin Blvd
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Recent patient review

Would be great if you put up a board or something outside stating the process for covid test like: 1. Stand in line to check in at the desk 2. Check in your personal and contact details at the desk to get approximate wait time 3. Come back straight to the reception after you receive alert on your phone for your turn

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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Clifton NJ

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.75(2.2k reviews)
780 NJ-3, Clifton, NJ 07012780 NJ-3
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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I am a long-time patron of PM pediatrics and have never experienced four hour wait times before. The staff attempted to keep folks at bay, but it was clear that the number of folks being tested for Covid was interfering with actual sick patients like my daughter. I will wait to return when your org has a better handle on managing testing and actual patients.

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PromptMD, Hoboken Urgent Care

PromptMD

4.81(4.2k reviews)
309 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030309 1st St
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Recent patient review

Everyone was super helpful and listened to my symptoms. The appointment went very quick and I was diagnosed with strep in 15 mins

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Friendly Urgent Care, Roselle

Friendly Urgent Care

4.82(192 reviews)
580 Raritan Rd, Roselle, NJ 07203580 Raritan Rd
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Very quick, efficient and friendly!!!

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PromptMD, Weehawken Urgent Care

PromptMD

4.84(1.2k reviews)
4100 Park Ave, Weehawken, NJ 070864100 Park Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Although the wait was long, it was easy. Once I signed in I was notified by text message when my turn was approaching. The staff was friendly and attentive.

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Riverside Urgent Care, Springfield

Riverside Urgent Care

4.6(3.5k reviews)
200 US-22, Springfield, NJ 07081200 US-22
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The caregiver that I was talking to and that helped me did an amazing job when I went in to do my PCR test. Very sweet, cared, and very down to Earth. I believe her name was Kaitlin? Genuinely was quick and was calming

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Riverside Urgent Care, Linden

Riverside Urgent Care

4.72(3.4k reviews)
415 W St Georges Ave, Linden, NJ 07036415 W St Georges Ave
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The staff was very professional and friendly.

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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Springfield NJ

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.79(2.4k reviews)
355 US-22, Springfield, NJ 07081355 US-22
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

Pretty good personal, as well as the staff.. Quick to give results..

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AM/PM Walk-In Urgent Care, North Bergen

AM/PM Walk-In Urgent Care

4.79(13k reviews)
7405 Bergenline Ave, North Bergen, NJ 070477405 Bergenline Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

Great experience the staff very professional and kind love it

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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Cobble Hill NY

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.83(53 reviews)
240 Atlantic Ave, Cobble Hill, NY 11201240 Atlantic Ave
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

Highly recommend this urgent care. The excellent care and friendly staff makes the visit go smoothly and stress free. Knowing that the doctors treats your child as if they were they’re own.

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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Staten Island NY

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.67(95 reviews)
2407 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 103142407 Richmond Ave
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Wonderful. They took care of my son understood my concerns.

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Hudson Healthcare Express

Hudson Healthcare Express

4.53(38 reviews)
9225 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Bergen, NJ 070479225 John F. Kennedy Blvd
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The doctor take care us nicely 👍🏻

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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Livingston NJ

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.66(1.3k reviews)
571 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039571 W Mt Pleasant Ave
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The doctor was amazing. I am very happy with the quality of care.

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Friendly Urgent Care, Fort Hamilton

Friendly Urgent Care

4.91(23 reviews)
7202 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 112287202 Fort Hamilton Pkwy
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Friendly Urgent Care provides exceptional service!

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Levelup MD Urgent Care, Park Slope

Levelup MD Urgent Care

4.6(5 reviews)
164 Park Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217164 Park Pl
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Chai Urgent Care, Sutton Place

Chai Urgent Care

4.42(33 reviews)
1113 York Ave, New York, NY 100651113 York Ave
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Ear Wax Removal FAQs

  • What will happen if I don’t clean my ears?

    If you don't clean your ears regularly, you may develop an excessive amount of ear wax. The National Institutes of Health lists pain or itching in the ear, ringing in the ear, and a sense that the ear is full or clogged as signs of too much ear wax (NIH). If you do not clean your ears, you may have odor or discharge from the ear, as well as hearing loss, according to the NIH.

  • Should I do anything to prevent a buildup of ear wax?

    You don't need to do anything to keep ear wax from accumulating. However, if ear wax does build up, you should remove it yourself or get it removed by a medical professional to avoid hearing loss and ear discomfort, according to the National Library of Medicine.

  • What symptoms can be caused by too much ear wax?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, too much ear wax can produce symptoms such as earache, fullness in the ear, tinnitus, and partial hearing loss.

  • Does it hurt to remove ear wax?

    Ear cleaning procedures for removing ear wax should not be painful. If you're having trouble eliminating ear wax, the National Library of Medicine suggests consulting a medical practitioner for assistance

  • If ear wax is removed, will my hearing improve?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, if the ear wax obstruction is cleared, your hearing will usually return entirely. Ear wax buildup usually causes transient hearing loss that lasts until your ears are cleaned.

  • How often should I remove wax from my ears?

    Your ear wax should naturally come out when your body no longer requires it, according to the National Institutes of Health. It goes on to say that you should only clean your ears if you have symptoms of too much ear wax or if you can see wax near the end of the ear canal.

  • Is removing ear wax costly?

    According to the National Institutes of Health, the cost of removing ear wax varies depending on the method used. Based on your budget and income, your healthcare professional may be able to propose the best ear wax removal procedure for you.

  • Where can I get ear wax removed in New Jersey?

    Your primary care physician or a specialist who specializes in ear, nose, and throat health can remove ear wax. To find nearby providers of this service, use Solv to find an ear wax removal service and book an appointment for the same-day or next-day.

New Jersey Ear Wax Removal

Ear wax shields your ears from dirt, bacteria, and other microscopic particles that might irritate your ear canal and cause hearing loss. Too much ear wax, on the other hand, might clog your ear canal and cause hearing loss. Knowing how to remove ear wax in a safe and effective manner can help you protect your hearing and ear health.

About ear wax — why do we have ear wax?

Ear wax is a natural substance that protects your ears by collecting microscopic debris such as dust and bacteria that may otherwise enter and harm them. Ear wax also protects the sensitive skin inside your ear canal from water-related discomfort, according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Ear wax collects dead skin cells, debris, and hair as it flows from the inside of your ears to the outside of the ear canal. Ear wax has antibacterial and antifungal characteristics, according to Harvard Medical School, making it an efficient natural ear cleanser. It goes on to say that if your ears don't create or contain enough ear wax, they'll be itchy and painful.

Treatment of a common ear condition

According to the National Library of Medicine, removing ear wax can help you prevent and avoid hearing loss. Most cases of ear wax buildup, according to the National Library of Medicine, can be treated at home using procedures that soften the wax so it can be readily removed or washed out. It goes on to say that in some cases, you may need to seek medical assistance to avoid hurting your ears or triggering an infection.

Hearing loss caused by ear wax buildup is usually transitory and goes away once the blockage is removed, according to the National Library of Medicine. Hearing loss that persists after removing ear wax should be evaluated and treated by a doctor.

The side effects of excessive ear wax

According to the National Library of Medicine, excessive ear wax can cause ear discomfort and hearing issues. Ear pain, the sense of blocked ears, and tinnitus (inner ear noises) are all frequent adverse effects of ear wax buildup, according to the National Library of Medicine. You may also have a partial hearing loss that worsens with time.

The development of ear wax

Cerumen is another name for ear wax. According to Harvard Medical School, it is a mixture of secretions from sebaceous glands and sweat glands in the outer ear canal's walls.

When you chew or chat with your jaw, the secretions pass through the inner ear canal and into the outer ear canal, where they dry out and flake. According to Harvard Medical School, this permits older ear wax deposits to flow out or be removed more readily from your ears..

Where wax comes from

Ear wax is a natural ear cleanser produced by glands in the ear canal to protect your ears from dangerous dirt and other debris, according to Harvard Medical School. It goes on to say that no one knows why some people have greater ear wax problems than others.

According to the University of Texas at Austin, older people with coarse, wiry hairs in their ears have higher ear wax buildup difficulties than others. Hearing aid users have more ear wax than non-users, owing to the fact that some hearing aids are constructed in such a way that wax cannot readily move out of the ear canal.

Ear wax removal tips

Cotton swabs are commonly used to remove ear wax accumulation. According to UC San Diego, many medical specialists advise against employing this procedure since it can push wax deeper into the ear canal. It goes on to say that the easiest approach to clean your ears is to use wax-softening ear drops, which can be found at almost any pharmacy.

The National Library of Medicine recommends using baby oil or mineral oil to soften ear wax. Once you can see the wax, you can easily remove it from the outer ear canal with a small piece of cloth or tissue wrapped around your finger.

If you're having trouble removing ear wax, the National Library of Medicine suggests seeing a doctor. Other irrigation methods, as well as a curette or suction equipment, can be used by a doctor to eliminate ear wax.

Tips for hearing-aid wearers

The National Library of Medicine recommends that people who use hearing aids have their ear canals examined for extra wax every three to six months. According to Harvard Medical School, ear wax is responsible for 60 percent to 70% of hearing aid degradation. If you use a hearing aid, have your doctor examine your ears at least once every six months for ear wax buildup.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

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