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#1914
Diving and YOUR EARS
DiveGirl55 - 7/04/2008 7:57 PM
Category: General
Replies: 9

I have some bubbling noises sometimes after diving, and have been in and out of ENT offices with them testing my hearing, doing CT scan of my nose and all sorts of other tests, because I worry about my ears.


Once, they tested my ears and said they were worried about the pressure in my ears, that it wasn’t up to par or as strong as it should be.


Just wondering if anyone else has stories of EARS?
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seawolfdiving - 7/04/2008 8:14 PM
Do your ears feel "full" or echo when you hear or feel this "bubbling"?


When you equalize, do you sometimes need to "force it"?
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MarcMLINY - 7/05/2008 12:53 PM
I get the bubbles in my ears too after diving. I as much just attribute it to water in my ears and the air bubbling out as I tilt my head. Never really gave much thought to it. Maybe try OTC water in ear cleaning solution. Some people dump a little rubbing alcohol in there to dry them out. Other suggestions i’ve heard include a 3 to 1 mix of water to white vinegar.
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WTXDIVER - 7/06/2008 7:22 PM
I often get the same bubbling. My Family Dr. Dives with us quite often. She told me I was most likely forsing mucus and saliva through the eu tube and recomended sudafed (the real stuff) an hour before diving. She also said if it was persistant after a dive( does not go away in an hour or so to see a MD as I may have a ear infection. Hope this helps


Jay
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DiveGirl55 - 7/07/2008 3:11 PM
Please, post about HOW THAT WORKS for you, I am sure I can speak for the group on this site, WE WOULD ALL BE CURIOUS AS TO WHETHER IT TRULY WORKS OR NOT.
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DiveGirl55 - 7/07/2008 3:15 PM


I often get the same bubbling. My Family Dr. Dives with us quite often. She told me I was most likely forsing mucus and saliva through the eu tube and recomended sudafed (the real stuff) an hour before diving. She also said if it was persistant after a dive( does not go away in an hour or so to see a MD as I may have a ear infection. Hope this helps


Jay





My doctor said something like that too: That mucus was trapped and was forcing it into the eustachian tube, thus causing the bubbling sound in only one ear (my right). They gave me sinus rinsing stuff, I have to flush my nose out with each day, didn’t do much, but at least I was trying.


Also, those EAR DROPS (for swimmers etc.) with alcohol in it, work REALLY well, for any water logging after diving. I put 2 drops in each after diving and there is no trapped water, or gurgling sounds. Plus, I am sure it also does a nice job killing any trapped bacteria or creepy crawlies!
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tjdiving - 7/08/2008 8:22 AM
I also purchased an ear dryer and love it. It doesn’t always work for me, but I would say the majority of the time it does. You may want to try Afrin before you dive as well. I have allergies, so my ears have always been a problem.
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caribbeanjoe - 5/28/2009 10:24 AM


Can you please tell me where to purchase an ear dryer?


 


thanks!