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Doctor insights on: Head Injury And Scuba Diving

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Why does my head hurt after scuba diving? I recently tried scuba diving for the very first time. At one point, I think I came up too fast. That was 3 days ago, and I've had an intense headache ever since. What is the reason for this, and should I be seeki

Rapid ascent: Dr huang provided an exceptional response, detailing possible reasons for your pain. Having been a hyperbaric physician, I stress to you the importance of evaluation for new symptoms after a rapid ascent.

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Blocked ear after scuba diving?

Blocked ear after scuba diving?

Could be: Perforated ear drum, resulting from barotrauma or just simple water in ear canal. If it persists more than a few days, you need to see a doctor or ear exam.

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How does having laser eye surgery compromise being able to enjoy scuba diving?

How does having laser eye surgery compromise being able to enjoy scuba diving?

See below: Generally speaking it does not compromise the ability to scuba dive. If you are over the age of 45 and get full lasik correction, you may have difficulty with near vision and reading your gauges. However, most patients ask about pressure differences and although there may be rare case reports of problems, in general lasik patients have no problems with future scuba diving.

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Tooth/Jaw & face pain on the right side after scuba diving. Dentist say there is nothing wrong with the tooth, to see an ENT. What could be wrong?

Tooth/Jaw & face pain on the right side after scuba diving. Dentist say there is nothing wrong with the tooth, to see an ENT. What could be wrong?

Dental pain diving: Could be TMJ or facial nerve pain from the change in pressure while diving. Hot compresses, tens unit and limited opening of the mouth for one to two weeks should help relieve the pain.

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Is there an increased risk of nitrogen narcosis when scuba diving with a syndesmosis injury that is not healing?

Is there an increased risk of nitrogen narcosis when scuba diving with a syndesmosis injury that is not healing?

Agree with the: Physiology described by dr. Nichol. This injury would have no impact on nitrogen narcosis. I would question the wisdom of diving with an unhealed injury. Have you had surgery on that ankle? If yes, that would be even more reason not to be diving - unhealed surgical site.

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Following a scuba diving session on a caribbean reef, I began to feel pain in my elbow. Why is this?

Following a scuba diving session on a caribbean reef, I began to feel pain in my elbow. Why is this?

Sorry, but you: Haven't given us any information about your dive profile. Depth? Duration? Any injuries to you such as brushing up against fire coral etc?

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Hi. I had two cholesteatoma surgeries in 92/93 and have had check ups since then with no further problems. Can I consider going scuba diving?

Hi. I had two cholesteatoma surgeries in 92/93 and have had check ups since then with no further problems. Can I consider going scuba diving?

See below: Best person to answer that question is the surgeon who performed your surgeries. Alternate would be an ENT specialist.

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How can I equalize my ears for scuba diving?

Valsalva: Try: Yawning, Toynbee maneuver, Valsalva manuever, Lowry Technique, Edmond's technique, swallowing. You can see these demonstrated on various You Tube videos.

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I have moderate asthma. Can I do scuba diving?

I have moderate asthma. Can I do scuba diving?

Agree with Dr Wyatt: Even in the United States, there is great variability between physicians. Having been a military hyperbaric/ diving medical officer - I found that our standards were usually considerably higher than the civilian community. The most important thing is your safety. You list "difficulty breathing/ wheezing" under conditions and corticosteroids, Epinephrine ; bronchodialators under medications.

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How long should I wait to go scuba diving after smoking marijuana?

How long should I wait to go scuba diving after smoking marijuana?

Till it wears off: Since, from what I understand, scuba diving requires you to be aware of your conditions and be careful of things like remaining oxygen, etc, it would seem foolish to dive high, since cannabis interferes with those kind of functions. I would not call the state that normal use anything like 'schizophrenia, ' except in very vulnerable people, but it's not a good one for being deep underwater either!

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What to do if I am going to a beach and will also be doing scuba diving and snorkelling, is there anything I should be aware of?

Follow dive tables: Always dive with a buddy. Ensure that your equipment is in good working order before diving. Check your tank for air. Having been a navy diver ; having dove with some really wild guys - this is my big recommendation: don't screw around with marine wildlife.

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Has anyone got experience of scuba diving with epilepsy?

Has anyone got experience of scuba diving with epilepsy?

Very dangerous: If you were to experience a seizure while underwater - it could have disastrous results including the possibility of death.

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Hi, is it safe to smoke pot a couple of hours after scuba diving?

Risky behavior: Its never safe to smoke pot or cigarettes FYI the paper itself has half the carcinogens that are found in cigarette smoke

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What is the relationship between nitrogen and scuba diving & submarines?

Air: C02 Air Scrubbers clean the air on military submarines. Nitrogen narcosis can occur if a scuba diver is diving deeply. Contaminants are usually removed from air in subs due to air scrubber. I am not sure what the question is that you were asking. If I haven't answered it - please re-ask and re-phrase.

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What can I do about lower back pain caused from scuba diving?

Just muscle pain??: Most musculoskeletal pain from diving is caused from strenuous activity during the dive. However, diver's disease, the bends or decompression sickness, can cause pain like that. I would seek advice and see if your pain could be due to decompression illness. If it is, you need to be treated in a hyperbaric chamber. Otherwise you can begin taking some Motrin and applying heat on your back.

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