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Indigo, Bellevue

Indigo

4.69(3.3k reviews)
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 9800715600 NE 8th St
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Care was great. Wait was long but I was able to go home and come back after 4 hours.
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Indigo, Bellevue

Indigo

4.69(3.3k reviews)
15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 9800715600 NE 8th St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Care was great. Wait was long but I was able to go home and come back after 4 hours.

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Indigo, Burien

Indigo

4.75(4.3k reviews)
15870 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 9814815870 1st Ave S
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Couldn't have been any better, thank you so much!! Verlissa Craig

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Indigo, Tukwila

Indigo

4.76(4.6k reviews)
17275 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 9818817275 Southcenter Pkwy
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Very quick service, everyone was nice and helpful! There was also complimentary beverages.

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Indigo, Issaquah

Indigo

4.8(3.9k reviews)
6140 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah, WA 980296140 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

It was awesome. They got me in fast and easy, told me what was wrong. Then got me what I needed.

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Carbon Health, Lynnwood Place

Carbon Health

4.33(12 reviews)
2915 184th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 980372915 184th St SW
OpenWed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Indigo, Kent Station

Indigo

4.71(168 reviews)
321 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032321 Ramsay Way
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I came in to have a small piece of glass removed from my foot. They were not able to remove it but they were very informative and helpful for what to do on my own. very good experience.

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HealthPoint, Kent Urgent Care

HealthPoint

4.59(4k reviews)
219 State Ave N, Kent, WA 98030219 State Ave N
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Got a message 0 people ahead of me and it took 40 min. to get into a room. But… the place was extremely clean, everyone seemed to get along well, the people who talked to me were extremely nice and the Dr. was Awsome! A really good place!

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Indigo, Poulsbo

Indigo

4.82(2.2k reviews)
19835 10th Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 9837019835 10th Ave NE
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Great help. Clean n friendly with great care and quick results. Would highly recommend going there

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Indigo, Mill Creek

Indigo

4.75(4.2k reviews)
800 164th St SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012800 164th St SE
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

On time care with appointment. No waiting

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Indigo, Federal Way

Indigo

4.78(5.5k reviews)
31861 Gateway Center Blvd S, Federal Way, WA 9800331861 Gateway Center Blvd S
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

As a prior Multicare employee, I have gotten all of most of my healthcare needs met in the Multicare Health System because of the high level of care the system provides. This was my first visit at an Indigo clinic and the service exceeded my expectations. The front desk staff were very kind and efficient, my MA Alesha and Dr. Pham were both absolutely fantastic! I would recommend MHS to anyone one who's seeking medical care! Good job!👍🏼

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Indigo, Gig Harbor

Indigo

4.87(2.1k reviews)
4784 Borgen Blvd, Gig Harbor, WA 983324784 Borgen Blvd
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Wait time was long but it is everywhere with covid testing. Any questions I had were answered quickly and fully. Very friendly staff. Thorough examination.

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Indigo, Maple Valley

Indigo

4.84(2.9k reviews)
26380 238th Ln SE, Maple Valley, WA 9803826380 238th Ln SE
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Very efficient and clean facility, staff is friendly and thorough. I had an appt (using their app) and didn’t have to wait at all. Best urgent care I’ve used!

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Indigo, Point Ruston

Indigo

4.85(7.3k reviews)
5058 Main St, Tacoma, WA 984075058 Main St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Everyone is very kind and upbeat ….even through this crazy time of omicron ….. I’ll definitely be back in the future … hopefully not for a covid test ! :)

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Indigo, Uptown Gig Harbor

Indigo

4779 Point Fosdick Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 983354779 Point Fosdick Dr
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Mary Bridge Children's Urgent Care, Gig Harbor (KIDS ONLY)

Mary Bridge Children's Urgent Care

4.68(84 reviews)
4700 Point Fosdick Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 983354700 Point Fosdick Dr
OpenWed 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

It was fast! Great friendly service..Staff was very Nice..Dr.Kallas was amazing,she was on top of her care,as well as her nurses...I would recommend Dr Kallas and Mary bridge children pediatric out patient to any mother with children to take your babies here if you cant get in with your pediatric dr...Thank you Mary bridge and Dr Robin Kallas for all your support and care💖

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Indigo, Auburn | Lakeland Commons

Indigo

4.86(3.4k reviews)
7096 Lakeland Hills Way, Auburn, WA 980927096 Lakeland Hills Way
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Everyone was friendly and helpful. Wondering if website worked for making appointments when I logged in multiple time before and at 8 am. Also, communicating more accurate waiting times when on waiting list might be helpful. We really appreciate how hard everyone is working to try to get as many people in as possible. Thanks for all that you do!

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Indigo, James Center

Indigo

4.73(9.9k reviews)
1812 S Mildred St, Tacoma, WA 984651812 S Mildred St
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Dr. Justin Bowles is a keeper. He is one of the most friendliest doc I’ve talked to. Thanks for providing such great care to my children during our visit. Truly. RN dad

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Tran Urgent Care & Wellness Centers, Tacoma

Tran Urgent Care & Wellness Centers

3.61(429 reviews)
710 S 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98418710 S 38th St
OpenWed 9:00 am - 1:45 pm
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Recent patient review

No clue about the appointment. The online check in meant nothing. Submitting info online was pointless because they “didn’t have access to anything inline.” The girl who helped me was awesome, kind and helpful.

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Indigo, Lake Stevens

Indigo

4.75(3.5k reviews)
911 Frontier Cir E, Lake Stevens, WA 98258911 Frontier Cir E
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

They were very respectful and caring, the facility and staff were very calming and the staff and provider were very thorough. I did not feel like I was just another patient. I felt as though I was really cared for, and that my health was actually important to them

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Mary Bridge Children’s Urgent Care – Puyallup (under age 21 only), Puyallup (WC)

Mary Bridge Children’s Urgent Care – Puyallup (under age 21 only)

4.8(3.1k reviews)
1706 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 983711706 S Meridian
OpenWed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Had a great experience at Woodcreek Convenience Care. Quick, professional service got us the help we needed. Thankful for the great team here.

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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 Washington?

    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.

Washington 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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