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1501 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 191301501 N Broad St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • May 27Closed
5.0(1 reviews)
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myDoc Urgent Care, Temple University Campus - 1501 N Broad St
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1010 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 191331010 W Lehigh Ave
Open until 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
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.57(539 reviews)
CityLife Health , Lehigh Avenue - 1010 W Lehigh Ave
Over all it was good smooth and sweet I was about 10 minutes late to my appointment but they still seen me. Who ever the young lady that was my MA was super helpful and got me my PPD print out to me even though it was busy and the systems seem to have been messing up.

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6232 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 191396232 Market St
Open until 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
  • SunClosed
4.54(527 reviews)
CityLife Health, Cobbs Creek - 6232 Market St
Very clean establishment, very quiet atmosphere. I think a lot of people are hyper subconscious when they have to come to urgent care but it truly feels like a no judgement zone.

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5000 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 191245000 Frankford Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.6(322 reviews)
CityLife Health, Frankford - 5000 Frankford Ave
I love coming here my favorite office they are quick and the staff is awesome they treated me with so much care like always and they treated my daughter with care it was her first time I will always come here

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701 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147701 S Broad St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.44(18 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Philadelphia - 701 S Broad St
From start to finish the experience went smoothly.  Staff was amazing.

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1420 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 191021420 Locust St
Open until 5:00 pm
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myDoc Urgent Care, Center City - 1420 Locust St
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3717 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 191043717 Chestnut St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Sun10:00 am - 3:00 pm
myDoc Urgent Care, University City - 3717 Chestnut St
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363 W Browning Rd, Bellmawr, NJ 08031363 W Browning Rd
Open until 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 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • May 27 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.85(3.2k reviews)
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Live Urgent Care, Bellmawr - 363 W Browning Rd
Super service!! Fast, friendly, and efficient!! I was in and out so fast, even though I was a walk-in. The Drs are always knowledgeable and professional, which I really appreciate! Well done!!

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2322 NJ-38, Cherry Hill, NJ 080022322 NJ-38
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.68(6.4k reviews)
Optum Urgent Care, Cherry Hill - 2322 NJ-38, Cherry Hill
I was not feeling well. Walked in and was seen in 5 min. Everyone is always nice there and am very comfortable with tech and doctors

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165 S Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, NJ 08078165 S Black Horse Pike
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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4.63(6.1k reviews)
Optum Urgent Care, Runnemede - 165 S Black Horse Pike, Runnemede
Hello! Everyone friendly from the receptionist to the person that took my vitals. . Didn’t have a long wait. Alexandra Jean very attentive, patient and efficient. She and took my call when I called hours later about the medicine. Keep up the great work.

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875 Mantua Pike, Woodbury, NJ 08096875 Mantua Pike
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.73(6.8k reviews)
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Optum Urgent Care, Woodbury - 875 Mantua Pike, Woodbury
I have gone to Optum several times, and every visit has been easy and everyone is always friendly and professional. I feel that they listen and have always given me a good diagnosis that resolves the problem.

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1210 US-130, Cinnaminson, NJ 080771210 US-130
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.58(5.5k reviews)
Optum Urgent Care, Cinnaminson - 1210 US-130, Cinnaminson
Looks like I seen a little blood under both locations in Cinnaminson and then had to run up to Willingboro to get an x-ray but I did notice they were blood underneath both of the examining room beds. Also, the doorhandles leading to the examination rooms going out were a little dirty, I clean for a living so I noticed things like this

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1585 The Fairway, Jenkintown, PA 190461585 The Fairway
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.67(55 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Jenkintown - 1585 The Fairway
This is my second time coming here and I love how quick they are and it’s so clean!! The girl at the front was super nice and the provider I saw Deb was wonderful!!

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3532 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 190733532 West Chester Pike
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.53(34 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Newtown Square - 3532 West Chester Pike
It was my first visit and I would highly recommend this as an alternative when your family doctor is unavailable. Great service and very professional. I was quite satisfied with my visit.

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295 NJ-73, Evesham, NJ 08053295 NJ-73
Open until 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 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
4.57(93 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Marlton Crossing - 295 NJ-73
The easiest doctor visit ever!!! Very clean facility, great staff members.

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372 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087372 W Lancaster Ave
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
4.82(851 reviews)
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IM | Health, Urgent Care, Family Practice & Physical Therapy - 372 W Lancaster Ave
My daughter rolled her ankle yesterday, so we made an appt for the next day. They took us in quickly and were very friendly and accommodating. They had her x rayed and bandaged up and we were on our way. The dr was great also.

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2019 Welsh Rd, Dresher, PA 190252019 Welsh Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.77(87 reviews)
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Carbon Health Urgent Care, Dresher - 2019 Welsh Rd
All staff were efficient, effective, and friendly/ professional.

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107 Town Center Rd, King Of Prussia, PA 19406107 Town Center Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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  • May 27 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.79(1.1k reviews)
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Live Urgent Care, King of Prussia  - 107 Town Center Rd, King Of Prussia
Just learned they preformed a pregnancy test on me without my knowledge or consent nor did they tell me the results of this test.  I was made aware on my insurance EOB from them billing my insurance company for it.  Absolutely unethical to be preforming tests without any knowledge or consent.

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4318 US-130, Willingboro, NJ 080464318 US-130
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.47(5.6k reviews)
Optum Urgent Care, Willingboro - 4318 US-130, Willingboro
I was a walk-in. Checking in was painless and my weight was not long. Everyone was very friendly I found the office to be clean and welcoming.

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2158 County Line Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 190062158 County Line Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • Wed12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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4.75(246 reviews)
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Liberty Urgent Care, Huntingdon Valley - 2158 County Line Rd
LaToya, the PA and the front desk staff were all really great in taking care of my daughter for a fracture!  I would absolutely recommend going there if you have an urgent need.

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Pennsylvania 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.

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.

  • Do cotton swabs remove wax from the ear?

  • Where can I get ear wax removed in Pennsylvania?

    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.

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