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Ear Pain, Scuba Diving (cont.)


  • Avoid eardrops. Put nothing into the ear.
  • The patient may be referred to an ear, nose, and throat specialist to monitor the eardrum healing.
  • No further diving should be undertaken until all symptoms are resolved and the eardrum is healed; then wait two more weeks before attempting to dive again.
  • Hearing exams or audiograms may be needed if the eardrum is ruptured or hearing loss is present.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/6/2016

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