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.