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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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Levelup MD Urgent Care, Park Slope

Levelup MD Urgent Care

4.6(5 reviews)
164 Park Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217164 Park Pl
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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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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PromptMD, Jersey City Urgent Care

PromptMD

4.83(3.9k reviews)
201 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302201 Marin Blvd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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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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Chai Urgent Care, Williamsburg

Chai Urgent Care

4.7(635 reviews)
735 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn , NY 11205735 Bedford Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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I cannot express how amazing Chai Urgent Care is! <3 The facility was clean, the staff was both professional and compassionate, and the gear was high tech. They were able to handle my concerns on-site, and quickly, with skill and speed. I absolutely recommend them!

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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
OpenWed 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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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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Chai Urgent Care, Boro Park

Chai Urgent Care

4.69(471 reviews)
3808 14th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 112183808 14th Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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I was mostly happy besides that they took an 'overnight' throat culture of my daughter. It's 24 hours later and I still don't have results... Had i known it would take 2 days to get results from their overnight cultures I would have gone elsewhere. Please let your patients know that it may take 2 days to get results so they can make a decision if they'd like to go elsewhere.

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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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Great experience the staff very professional and kind love it

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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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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Midwood NY

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.76(58 reviews)
1273 Coney Island Ave, Midwood, NY 112301273 Coney Island Ave
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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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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Recent patient review

The doctor take care us nicely 👍🏻

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Chai Urgent Care, East Elmhurst

Chai Urgent Care

4.72(214 reviews)
75-37 31st Ave, East Elmhurst, NY 1137075-37 31st Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wonderful Service Laura was wonderful in every way .

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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Bensonhurst NY

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.92(73 reviews)
1823 86th St, Bensonhurst, NY 112141823 86th St
OpenWed 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

Great staff. Very helpful and courteous.

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PromptMD, Edgewater Urgent Care

PromptMD

4.84(4.8k reviews)
725 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020725 River Rd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The doctors are always nice and really listen to you. The staff is helpful. I would recommend prompt md to family and freinds. The wait time is not long at all.

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AM/PM Walk-in Urgent Care, Cliffside Park

AM/PM Walk-in Urgent Care

4.82(12k reviews)
596 Anderson Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010596 Anderson Ave
OpenWed 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Recent patient review

Very clean very polite friendly helpful and very organized

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Chai Urgent Care , Bronx

Chai Urgent Care

4.86(14 reviews)
228 E 135th St, Bronx, NY 10451228 E 135th St
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Chai Urgent Care, Mill Basin

Chai Urgent Care

4.8(1k reviews)
5322 Avenue N, Brooklyn, NY 112345322 Avenue N
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Very fast and efficient staff. Very clean facility

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PM Pediatric Urgent Care, Forest Hills NY

PM Pediatric Urgent Care

4.7(147 reviews)
70-20 Austin St, Forest Hills, NY 1137570-20 Austin St
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Walk-in COVID-19 test.. quick, friendly, helpful

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RapidMD Walkin, Belleville

RapidMD Walkin

5.0(1 reviews)
250 Mill St, Belleville, NJ 07109250 Mill St
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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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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 York?

    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 York 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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