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Ear Wax Removal Treatment Bellevue NE

Local resource for ear wax removal treatment in Bellevue, NE. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to ear wax removal treatment, earwax removal supplies, ear candling, ear drops, and ear cleaners, as well as advice and content on ear wax build-up, ear infections, and hearing loss.

Walgreens
(402) 291-8400
1802 Galvin Rd S
Bellevue, NE
 
Walgreens
(402) 734-7592
6905 S. 36th St.
Bellevue, NE
 
Walmart Supercenter
(402) 597-8977
8525 S. 71St St. Plaza
Papillion, NE
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(402) 597-8982
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walgreens
(402) 408-0761
11343 S 96 St
Papillion, NE
 
Walgreens
(402) 592-7990
8380 Harrison St
La Vista, NE
 
Walmart Supercenter
(402) 292-0156
10504 South 15Th Street
Bellevue, NE
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(402) 292-0463
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walgreens
(402) 408-1086
9512 S 71st Plaza
Papillion, NE
 
Walgreens
(402) 738-8061
2323 L St
Omaha, NE
 
Kmart
(402) 733-8437
5000 L St
Omaha, NE
Departments
Pharmacy, Portrait Studio
Hours
Mon - Fri :8am-10pm
Sat:8am-10pm
Sun:8am-10pm

Hy-Vee
(402) 597-5790
11650 South 73Rd Street
Papillion, NE
Store Hours
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Store closes Christmas Eve at 6:00 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. Store opens Dec. 26th at 6 a.m.

Hearing Loss and Ear Wax

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October 27, 2008: 2:53 pm: Dr. Neil Sudden Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss and Ear Wax

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A lady wrote:

I read your article [" Sudden Hearing Loss Is a Medical Emergency "]Â as I am suffering a single-ear hearing loss. It started two days ago when I woke up. It felt like something was blocking my left ear. It was not very severe though. But today when I woke up, the hearing loss became intense. I read about how to hum and listen to it. I hear the hum louder in the blocked ear, so it’s not a serious problem (according to your article). But the weird thing is that I do not have cold at the moment, so how come that I have a blocked ear? Any suggestions for me?

Although an ear plugged by a cold is one common cause of hearing loss such as you describe, my first reaction is that your sudden hearing loss was likely caused by excess wax in your ear canals. Probably what happened is that a bunch of it fell off the sides of the ear canal and now has blocked off the whole ear canal causing the hearing loss. I’d suggest you have your doctor check out your ear canals and remove any excess wax if he finds any. Hopefully, that will solve your problem.

A few days later this lady confirmed my suspicions. She wrote: “I went to my doctor and he checked my left ear. He said that it was all wax. He told me to pour some warmed olive oil into my left ear and let it soften the wax inside my ear. I did this three times before coming back again the next day. He then performed a suction to my left ear and finally all the wax came out and I can hear very clearly now. He told me to regularly clean my ears to make sure it does not happen again.”

This incident is an example of where the “hum test” (see the above article link) comes in very useful for separating sudden hearing loss conditions that are true emergencies from those that are not. Although scary, sudden hearing loss does not always have dire consequences attached that require immediate treatment. It can be something as simple as ear wax blocking your ear canal. However, if in doubt, seek professional help immediately.

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