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8356 Bell Creek Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 231168356 Bell Creek Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.85(3.2k reviews)
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KidMed, Mechanicsville - 8356 Bell Creek Rd, Mechanicsville
Super experiencia lo recomiendo todos son amables y respetuosos
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4687 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen, VA 230594687 Pouncey Tract Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.83(2.9k reviews)
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KidMed, West End - 4687 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen
Your staff is excellent! Always very helpful and bedside manner is incredible.
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5021 Craig Rath Blvd, Midlothian, VA 231125021 Craig Rath Blvd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.88(3.7k reviews)
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Kidmed, Southside - 5021 Craig Rath Blvd
As a mother I always want the best for my kids. Kidmed Southside ALWAYS gave us an Excellent service!
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3514 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 232213514 W Cary St
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, W Cary St, Richmond - 3514 W Cary St, Richmond

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12 N Thompson St, Richmond, VA 2322112 N Thompson 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
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
3.0(42 reviews)
Patient First Primary and Urgent Care , Carytown - 12 N Thompson St, Richmond
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5001 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 232305001 W Broad St
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, W Broad St, Richmond - 5001 W Broad St, Richmond

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7238 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 231117238 Mechanicsville Turnpike
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
3.25(16 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

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Patient First Primary and Urgent Care , Mechanicsville - 7238 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville
Quickly seen to and they were so careful and kind to my mother.
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8110 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, VA 232358110 Midlothian Turnpike
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
3.0(24 reviews)
Patient First Primary and Urgent Care , Midlothian - 8110 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield
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7048 Mechanicsville Tpke, Mechanicsville, VA 231117048 Mechanicsville Tpke
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville - 7048 Mechanicsville Tpke, Mechanicsville

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2300 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 232282300 E Parham 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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
3.0(19 reviews)
Patient First Primary and Urgent Care , Woodman - 2300 E Parham Rd, Richmond
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9275 Chamberlayne Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 231169275 Chamberlayne Rd
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
1.58(13 reviews)
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8901 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, VA 232298901 Three Chopt Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.35(17 reviews)
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2205 N Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 232292205 N Parham 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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
2.91(22 reviews)
Patient First Primary and Urgent Care , Parham - 2205 N Parham Rd, Richmond
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9851 Brook Rd, Glen Allen, VA 230599851 Brook 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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.0(1 reviews)
Went there the other evening for Covid testing the nurses and the total staff were very professional, I was a little scared to take the test and they made me feel very comfortable in doing so my experience was great.
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10220 Staples Mill Rd, Glen Allen, VA 2306010220 Staples Mill Rd
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 - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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9211 Burge Ave, Richmond, VA 232379211 Burge Ave
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Concentra Urgent Care, Richmond South - 9211 Burge Ave, Richmond
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9900 W Broad St, Glen Allen, VA 230609900 W Broad St
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
1.82(14 reviews)
Concentra Urgent Care, Innsbrook - 9900 W Broad St, Glen Allen
Great facility to get a DOT. Professional, didn't have to wait long.
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12731 Stone Village Way, Midlothian, VA 2311312731 Stone Village Way
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.3(120 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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AFC Urgent Care, Midlothian - 12731 Stone Village Way, Midlothian
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11020 Hull St Rd, Midlothian, VA 2311211020 Hull St 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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
2.12(25 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Patient First Primary and Urgent Care , Genito - 11020 Hull St Rd, Midlothian
It was the best! My husband was very sick, he HATES going to the doctor, so when he asked to make him a doctors appointment, I know it's serious. Since we live so far away I called and got the tele-health visit. Filled out the request, someone called me back almost immediately, my wait time for the doctor was less than 5 minutes and she was wonderful. Will definately use this system again. Hubby is on his way to recovery! Thank you Patient First!
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13180 Midlothian Tpke, Midlothian, VA 2311313180 Midlothian Tpke
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian - 13180 Midlothian Tpke, Midlothian

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3370 Pump Rd, Richmond, VA 232333370 Pump 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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
3.5(33 reviews)
Patient First Primary and Urgent Care , Short Pump - 3370 Pump Rd, Richmond
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3001 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 232333001 Lauderdale Dr
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Lauderdale Dr, Richmond - 3001 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond

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11271 Nuckols Rd, Glen Allen, VA 2305911271 Nuckols Rd
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Nuckols Rd, Glen Allen - 11271 Nuckols Rd, Glen Allen
Nurse practitioner was great! Very knowledgeable and caring. Will definitely use again.

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13710 St Francis Blvd, Midlothian, VA 2311413710 St Francis Blvd
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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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12101 S Chalkley Rd, Chester, VA 2383112101 S Chalkley 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 - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
2.74(19 reviews)
Patient First Primary and Urgent Care , Chester - 12101 S Chalkley Rd, Chester
I drove up and the parking lot was completely full. My thoughts were that there would be a long wait. Walked in and only a few people in the waiting room. I was checked in within 5 mnutes of my arrival. I was seen within 10 minutes of arriving. The doctor came in within 5 minutes of my being put into a patient area. The doctor (whose name I do not remember and I have thrown away all paperwork) was extremely nice. He reminds me of the doctors that people remark, "He has such a good bedside manner." First impressions with patients really do matter. And he gave a very good first impression. He was professionally and friendly and an excellent communicator. He provided an ancedote on what I was experiencing. That really helped. I have been to this Patient First before and have taken a good friend there. Each time has been a good experience. The staff are nice and each doctor that I have seen is friendly and able to diagnosis the problem. I like this Patient First better than my Primary Care Physician and have even inquired as to using them as my PCP. I was in and out within 30 minutes and recommend them highly.
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2937 Fox Chase Ln, Midlothian, VA 231122937 Fox Chase Ln
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
5.0(3 reviews)
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221 E Hundred Rd, Chester, VA 23836221 E Hundred Rd
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, E Hundred Rd, Chester - 221 E Hundred Rd, Chester

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15564 WC Commons Way, Midlothian, VA 2311315564 WC Commons Way
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.2(15 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

amazing staff and providers. Very efficient can caring.
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13800 Hull Street Rd, Midlothian, VA 2311213800 Hull Street Rd
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
1.0(1 reviews)
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Hull St Rd, Midlothian - 13800 Hull Street Rd, Midlothian

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1260 Temple Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 238341260 Temple 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
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
3.0(22 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

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Patient First Primary and Urgent Care , Colonial Heights - 1260 Temple Ave, Colonial Heights
I had my first and second visit this week; the staff was all amazing and caring. The service was quick and I as a nurse was very impressed.
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, Prince George, VA 23875
4.99(21 reviews)
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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.

  • Do cotton swabs remove wax from the ear?

  • Where can I get ear wax removed in Virginia?

    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.

Virginia 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.

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