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What Depths Can Scuba Divers Dive Safely
Caution is advised: Mypradol contains 3 medications--ibuprofen, Acetaminophen (tylenol), and Codeine and this is often used to treat pain such as those just had surgery etc... Codeine can cause drowsiness and thus impair your judgement. If you not having any side effects and just casual scuba should be ok. Like all med, use smallest effective dose and for shortest time period possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flomist is not sold: In the us. If it is fluticasone nasal spray for nasal allergy sxs - that suggests you may have nasal congestion which might impede your ability to clear your ears. If you have fluticasone systemic med for treatment of asthma that can be a serious problem when diving. Encourage you to see an undersea medicine physician to go over your health issues ; to determine if you are safe to dive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things...: As dr. Ekizian noted, dcs is a serious problem that can be caused by ascending too fast. In addition, if you don't exhale fast enough while rising, you are at risk for lung damage from too much pressure. This can lead to a collapsed lung and/or air entering your bloodstream and causing an arterial gas embolism (age). Age, which can block blood flow to the brain, is very serious and can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: Scuba stands for self contained underwater breathing apparatus when one used scuba equipment and dives one will take a tank with them that eliminates the need to keep returning to the surface this will allow one to stay submerged for up to an hr and perform underwater exploration or work for prolonged periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scuba: For commercial flights FAA recommends at least 24-48 hours between routine SCUBA and flying. If you suffered decompression sickness (DCS) after diving you should consult a military flight surgeon, FAA Aerospace Medical Examiner (AME) or hyperbaric medicine specialist for clearance before you fly. ...Read more
Low: Vertigo from flying is very rare, vertigo from scuba diving is not as rare (but still rare). It is more likely that pressure change from being under water can lead to rupture of the inner ear causing something called a perilymph leak. When fluid from the inner ear leaks into the middle ear patients get severe vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus. This is a true ear emergency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Risky behavior: its never safe to smoke pot or cigarettes FYI the paper itself has half the carcinogens that are found in cigarette smoke ...Read more
Can't say: Hereditary elliptocytosis is an inherited disorder of the outside of the red blood cell that causes it to be shaped abnormally. The anemia tends to be less than that seen in patients with other RBC shape disorders. However, without knowing the rest of your health history it is impossible to advise you as to whether it is safe for you to scuba dive. That question should be answered by your doctor. ...Read more
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? ...Read more
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. ...Read more