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Serenity Healthcare, Pllc., Houston

Serenity Healthcare, Pllc.

2646 S Loop W, Houston, TX 770542646 S Loop W
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Memorial Herman- Gohealth Urgent Care, Washington

Memorial Herman- Gohealth Urgent Care

4.7(163 reviews)
4500 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 770074500 Washington Ave
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Children's Memorial Herman - GoHealth Urgent Care, West University Pediatrics

Children's Memorial Herman - GoHealth Urgent Care

5.0(5 reviews)
3501 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 770253501 W Holcombe Blvd
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Memorial Herman- Gohealth Urgent Care, West University

Memorial Herman- Gohealth Urgent Care

4.6(159 reviews)
3501 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 770253501 W Holcombe Blvd
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Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care, Garden Oaks

Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care

4.84(2.1k reviews)
4208 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 770184208 Ella Blvd
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Serenity Healthcare, Pllc., Houston

Serenity Healthcare, Pllc.

2646 S Loop W, Houston, TX 770542646 S Loop W
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Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care, Tanglewood

Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care

4.77(1.5k reviews)
1814 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 770571814 Fountain View Dr
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This is starting to become my favorite spot! The staff and rooms and everything is very clean and very nice they answered all my questions the wait time wasn’t too bad either!

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Memorial Herman- GoHealth Urgent Care, Town And Country

Memorial Herman- GoHealth Urgent Care

4.6(161 reviews)
12740 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 7702412740 Memorial Dr
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Brazos Urgent Care, Fairbanks

Brazos Urgent Care

4.63(1.5k reviews)
6306 Fairbanks North Houston Rd, Houston, TX 770406306 Fairbanks North Houston Rd
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I've been here many times, the staff is always efficient, and very friendly. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Emergency Medical Doctors Services, South Houston

Emergency Medical Doctors Services

5.0(1 reviews)
1201 S Allen-Genoa Rd, South Houston, TX 775871201 S Allen-Genoa Rd
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Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care, Pearland

Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care

4.83(1.9k reviews)
2803 Business Center Dr, Pearland, TX 775842803 Business Center Dr
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Staff, doctor and nurse all nice.

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Everest Medical Group, Wallisville

Everest Medical Group

5.0(3 reviews)
16344 Wallisville Rd, Houston, TX 7704916344 Wallisville Rd
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Brazos Urgent Care, Pearland

Brazos Urgent Care

4.81(301 reviews)
3525 E Broadway St, Pearland, TX 775813525 E Broadway St
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Staff was very friendly and attentive. No waiting. Will go back Dr was attentive also.

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Lifeline Urgent Care, Houston

Lifeline Urgent Care

4.77(626 reviews)
13410 Briar Forest Dr, Houston, TX 7707713410 Briar Forest Dr
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Quick and friendly. Good experience.

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St. Elizabeth Urgent Care

St. Elizabeth Urgent Care

4.97(62 reviews)
17376 Northwest Fwy, Jersey Village, TX 7704017376 Northwest Fwy
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They were quick and helpful. Highly recommend.

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NextCare Urgent Care, Pasadena

NextCare Urgent Care

4.78(2.8k reviews)
6825 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 775056825 Spencer Hwy
OpenWed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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I always go here when I can't get into my primary when I need. Always great. Thank you for what you all do

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NextCare Urgent Care, Pearland

NextCare Urgent Care

4.6(2.5k reviews)
2705 E Broadway St, Pearland, TX 775812705 E Broadway St
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The staff was friendly, fast and efficient. Took longer to fill out paperwork than the wait time to see the doctor. Place was very clean and thorough. Arrived at almost closing time but was still given a warm reception. Gunks for your help.

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Apt Urgent Care, Where comfort meets convenient care!

Apt Urgent Care

4.86(771 reviews)
1875 County Rd 101, Manvel, TX 775781875 County Rd 101
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Personnel were all friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Wait time short.Doctor was easy to talk to and helpful.

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Brazos Urgent Care, Champions

Brazos Urgent Care

4.71(1.9k reviews)
6930 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 770696930 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W
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Every staff member had great energy

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NextCare Urgent Care, Houston

NextCare Urgent Care

4.74(3.5k reviews)
10906 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 7707010906 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W
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I was so, so very sick this morning and they were ALL so very kind and compassionate, I will never forget the care they gave me , it didn't even take long to be seen. My daughter booked my appointment on line

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Family Urgent Care Clinic, Missouri City

Family Urgent Care Clinic

4.14(159 reviews)
6202 Hwy 6, Missouri City, TX 774596202 Hwy 6
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The service was awesome

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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 Texas?

    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.

Texas 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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