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Ear Wax Removal Treatment Cary NC

Local resource for ear wax removal treatment in Cary, NC. 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.

Harris Teeter
(919) 467-1259
98 Cornerstone Dr
Cary, NC
Store Hours
Open 24 hrs
Pharmacy #
(919) 467-6133
Pharmacy Hours
9am-9pm Mon-Fri

Rite-Aide
(919) 362-9110
2810 Highway 55
Cary, NC
Services
Digital Prints, Print to Print, One Hour Photo Online, Photo Gifts, Photo Books
Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 10:00
Friday:08:00 - 10:00
Saturday:08:00 - 10:00
Sunday:10:00 - 07:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:09:00 - 09:00
Friday:09:00 - 09:00
Saturday:09:00 - 06:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00

Rite-Aide
(919) 467-0192
929 Kildare Farm Road
Cary, NC
Services
Drive-Thru Pharmacy, Digital Prints, One Hour Photo Online, Photo Gifts, Photo Books
Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 10:00
Friday:08:00 - 10:00
Saturday:08:00 - 10:00
Sunday:10:00 - 07:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:09:00 - 09:00
Friday:09:00 - 09:00
Saturday:09:00 - 06:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00

Walgreens
(919) 851-6686
8010 Tryon Woods Dr
Cary, NC
 
Target
(919) 233-4451
2021 Walnut St
Cary, NC
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Walgreens
(919) 380-7291
600 Stone Cove Dr
Cary, NC
 
Trader Joe'S
(919) 465-5984
1393 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Food Lion
(919) 467-4168
980 Kildare Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Harris Teeter
(919) 233-3476
1151 Tryon Village Dr
Cary, NC
Store Hours
Open 24 hrs
Pharmacy #
(919) 233-4831
Pharmacy Hours
9am-9pm Mon-Fri

Rite-Aide
(919) 851-3301
103-B New Waverly Place
Cary, NC
Services
Digital Prints, One Hour Photo Online, Photo Gifts, Photo Books
Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 09:00
Friday:08:00 - 09:00
Saturday:08:00 - 09:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:09:00 - 09:00
Friday:09:00 - 09:00
Saturday:09:00 - 06:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00

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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