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1150 Durham Dr, Houston, TX 770071150 Durham Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.55(40 reviews)
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NeuMed Urgent Care + IV Therapy, Washington Ave. - 1150 Durham Dr
The staff was very kind. The facility was very clean. The IV experience was amazing.

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2401 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 770082401 N Shepherd Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.69(118 reviews)
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NeuMed Urgent Care + IV Therapy, Houston Heights - 2401 N Shepherd Dr
Woke up this morning feeling sick as all out doors had to call out of work I made my appointment to get a iv infusion the service was great I will be back !!!!

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5706 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 770575706 San Felipe St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.84(85 reviews)
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NeuMed Urgent Care + IV Therapy, Galleria/Tanglewood - 5706 San Felipe St
Very thorough and everyone took good care of me. The Doctor elevated my pain and gave further recommendations for follow up. Thank you!

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1406 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 770551406 Wirt Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.75(81 reviews)
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NeuMed Urgent Care + IV Therapy, Spring Branch - 1406 Wirt Rd
It was very easy to book an appointment online. There was no wait, just a few forms to fill out. The nurse practitioner was knowledgeable and friendly. I got the care I needed, and prescriptions were sent to my pharmacy. I would use them again for urgent care.

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2244 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 770302244 W Holcombe Blvd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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5.0(1 reviews)
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Core Primary and Immediate Care, Houston - 2244 W Holcombe Blvd

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1123 Broadway St, Houston, TX 770121123 Broadway St
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4.97(38 reviews)
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This is my favorite place Clinic to go to Doctor Louis is great short weight, and affordable rates. He is the best.

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4500 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 770074500 Washington Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.8(5 reviews)
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Memorial Hermann- GoHealth Urgent Care, Washington - 4500 Washington Ave
I love how everything went smoothly! I was also made aware of everything that was happening and why, which I loved and appreciated. Honestly 10/10!

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2715 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 770052715 Bissonnet St
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.74(387 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Upper Kirby - 2715 Bissonnet St
The PA was very helpful and explained her treatment plan in detail—and was also willing to adapt it when I explained that I was already on antibiotics. She also suggested a non-emergency doc to see and helped me make an appointment. Cery helpful, very professional.

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2400 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 770082400 N Shepherd Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • 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
4.56(9 reviews)
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Memorial Hermann- GoHealth Urgent Care, The Heights - 2400 N Shepherd Dr
The staff was well knowledgeable and caring. I appreciated their swift action for my visit possible solutions to my problem.

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5568 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 770055568 Weslayan St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.74(649 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, West University - 5568 Weslayan St
Was a very pleasant experience for a Monday morning!  Impressed!

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3501 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 770253501 W Holcombe Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.7(2.6k reviews)
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Memorial Hermann- GoHealth Urgent Care, West University - 3501 W Holcombe Blvd
We had the best experience. Wonderful staff, and our regular pediatrician happened to be on duty that day. We didn’t wait long. We will be back again the next time we have an urgent care need.

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12740 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 7702412740 Memorial Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.63(40 reviews)
Memorial Hermann- GoHealth Urgent Care, Town And Country - 12740 Memorial Dr
I had to wait an hour, but once they took me back everyone was friendly and very efficient. Thank you!!

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15236 Wallisville Rd, Houston, TX 7701515236 Wallisville Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4.77(849 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Channelview - 15236 Wallisville Rd
I always have a great experience here. I scheduled an appointment this time instead of coming in as a walk-in. I was in and out pretty quickly

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11700 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 7707711700 Westheimer Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • 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
5.0(11 reviews)
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Memorial Hermann- GoHealth Urgent Care, Royal Oaks - 11700 Westheimer Rd
Second time here great experience both times.

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1922 Greenhouse Rd, Houston, TX 770841922 Greenhouse Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.72(495 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care , Katy - Greenhouse Road - 1922 Greenhouse Rd
Staff made me feel very dismissed with my concerns and how I was feeling and wrote off the weeks of illness I have been doing with. Bed side manner  needs a little work.

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2402 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 770582402 Bay Area Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.71(273 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Clear Lake - 2402 Bay Area Blvd
Labored breathing, tightness in chest, coughing, tired, The staff was friendly and very professional.  I highly recommend

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1448 Kingwood Dr, Houston, TX 773391448 Kingwood Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.8(339 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Kingwood - 1448 Kingwood Dr
Made appointment at 8 am for 9 am got there at 850 was seen before 9 . Staff were great , very professional , they listen to you  and gave me exactly what I needed. Highly recommend !

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30129 Rock Creek Dr, Houston, TX 7733930129 Rock Creek Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
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5.0(3 reviews)
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Memorial Hermann- GoHealth Urgent Care, Kingwood - 30129 Rock Creek Dr
Had a scheduled appt , intake was fast and everyone was very nice and professional !

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5885 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 770575885 San Felipe St
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.9(910 reviews)
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Memorial Hermann- GoHealth Urgent Care, Tanglewood - 5885 San Felipe St, Houston

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13111 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 7707713111 Westheimer Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
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  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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4.86(28 reviews)
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Bellville Urgent Care , Westheimer - 13111 Westheimer Rd
Scheduling and check-in was a smooth transition. Friendly staff members created a pleasant atmosphere as well as the care given. I would highly recommend this provider services!

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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 Houston?

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

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

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

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

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

    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 Houston.

  • 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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