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Professional Ear Wax Removal
in Hilton Head Island, SC

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10 Pope Ave, Hilton Head, SC 2992810 Pope Ave
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island - 10 Pope Ave, Hilton Head

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93 Main St, Hilton Head Island, SC 2992693 Main St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.55(11 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Complete package for primary care!
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58 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 2992858 Shelter Cove Ln
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845 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Is., SC 29928845 William Hilton Pkwy
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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.9(20 reviews)
Doctors Care, Hilton Head - 845 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Is.
I appreciate Patricia Alston at the front desk as she helped me with the online check in and wAs profesdionsl and caring. The nurse and PA were very kind as well. I will feel better soon. D Pettee
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15 Moss Creek Village, Hilton Head Island, SC 2992615 Moss Creek Village
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.2(5 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

Went in on Halloween Day after playing PickleBall locally and feeling my left hip pop out of place. It really hurt and I couldn’t play any longer. Another player mentioned your facility in Moss Creek. I went there snd was seen fairly quickly, then X-rayed, met to discuss the findings, got a steroid shot to clam my inflammation and a referral for 12 weeks of Physical Therapy to strengthen my hip joint. They were quick, responsive to.my concerns and I would recommend them. Even at 9:30, I was the 2nd PickleBall case they had seen that morning’
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19 Moss Creek Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 2992619 Moss Creek Dr
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
3.0(4 reviews)
Cross Island offers a personal experience. The front office personnel, nurses and Dr. Dorsner are compassionate and caring. It's refreshing to be treated as a person and not just a patient.
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1010 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 299281010 William Hilton Pkwy
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1 Burnt Church Rd, Bluffton, SC 299101 Burnt Church 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3.94(7 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

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Beaufort Memorial Express Care and Occupational Health, Bluffton - 1 Burnt Church Rd, Bluffton
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1006 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 299101006 Fording Island Rd
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Fording Island Rd, Bluffton - 1006 Fording Island Rd

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64 Bluffton Rd, Bluffton, SC 2991064 Bluffton 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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.2(15 reviews)
Doctors Care,  Bluffton - 64 Bluffton Rd, Bluffton
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25 Sherington Dr, Bluffton, SC 2991025 Sherington Dr
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.0(5 reviews)
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14 Oak Forest Rd, Bluffton, SC 2991014 Oak Forest Rd
4.0(3 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

visited on a sunday with 2 knife punctures in my hand that needed to be stitched. Let right in. Receptionist and assistant was excellent. Dr. Janik was professional, personable and fixed me up in no time with 7 stitches. She was tremendous as was the entire global urgent care experience in belfair, Frank Farese
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3 Progressive St, Bluffton, SC 299103 Progressive St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3.39(9 reviews)
Dr. Carroll Fowlkes is so compassionate. I would never complain about the wait because my level of care was so worth it. Dr. Fowlkes diagnosed me with Pnuemonia and gave me such wonderful care. All of Sun City Loves this place.
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103 Buckwalter Pl Blvd, Bluffton, SC 29910103 Buckwalter Pl Blvd
2.55(11 reviews)
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40 Okatie Center Blvd S, Okatie, SC 2990940 Okatie Center Blvd S
Open until 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
  • SatUnknown
  • SunUnknown
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1510 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal, SC 299351510 Ribaut 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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.44(8 reviews)
Doctors Care, Beaufort - 1510 Ribaut Rd, Port Royal
went in Saturday with a bad chest cold, congestion and chronic cough. was seen in a timely manner even though they were very busy. less than 30 minutes. the receptionist was very nice and even offered me a bottle of water when I had a coughing fit. the doc was very thorough and answered all of my questions and prescribed the meds and offered me great advice on taking care of this crud. Thank you, Doctors Care!
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182 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort, SC 29907182 Sea Island Pkwy
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.43(7 reviews)
Lowcountry Urgent Care, Beaufort – Lady’s Island - 182 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort
I visited Low Country Urgent Care after a rash developed on my forehead. I received prompt attention and was prescribed medication that solved the problem. My experience was top notch, from a reasonably quick visit, easy payment and then a trip to the pharmacy. Problem solved! Thanks Low Country Urgent Care.
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4717 US-80, Savannah, GA 314104717 US-80
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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.75(10 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

Always great and friendly service!
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150 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah, GA 31410150 Johnny Mercer Blvd
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah - 150 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah

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2014 E Victory Dr, Savannah, GA 314042014 E Victory Dr
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About Professional 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.

Ear Wax Removal FAQs

  • How much does an ear wax removal cost in Hilton Head Island?

    Without insurance, an ear wax extraction in Hilton Head Island 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 Hilton Head Island area today.

  • How can I book an ear wax removal in Hilton Head Island?

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

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

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Hilton Head Island-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 Hilton Head Island?

    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 Hilton Head Island.

  • 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.

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