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Brules

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Gonna throw this out here for anyone who has any issues with ears clearing etc. This little thing is a life saver. My wife uses it to fly......her ears clog up when she flies and can take days to unclog. This thing does it in seconds.

I use it to exercise my tubes before diving and it works like a charm. Might help someone on here as well:

EUSTACHI EUSTACHIAN TUBE EXERCISER, 10 OZ - CVS Pharmacy
 

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Gonna throw this out here for anyone who has any issues with ears clearing etc. This little thing is a life saver. My wife uses it to fly......her ears clog up when she flies and can take days to unclog. This thing does it in seconds.

I use it to exercise my tubes before diving and it works like a charm. Might help someone on here as well:

EUSTACHI EUSTACHIAN TUBE EXERCISER, 10 OZ - CVS Pharmacy


Seriously? I am interested.... but scared.....
 

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I have been surprised at some of the advice I have seen about equalization. I remember reading someone's post recommending that divers equalize every 10 feet of descent. What? As I am descending I equalize constantly every second or two. If for some reason I cannot and/or I feel the slightest pressure in one or both ears, I stop descending and maybe ascend a bit until I can.

10' omg

I start equalizing before I even get in the water
 

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A reverse squeeze is the pits. Valsalva works going down but there is no Reverse Valsalva that I know of. In my opinion as a complete layperson of all things medical I can only say that if I am having a problem with equalization on descent I am going to think very seriously about what is going to happen at the other end of the dive.
Felt like someone sticking forks in my eyes, the crazy part was , I had another diver on my secondary and he had to wait almost 20 minutes before we could get up to the surface from 30 feet...very slow ascent.
 
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Dr. Piccolo at Clinica San Miguel. Runs one of the hyperbaric chambers on the island and speaks perfect English. He usually answers his own phone when you call.Professional Medical Services
Just a quick update: We saw Dr. Piccolo on Monday and he was great - probably the most fun I've had at a doctor visit. Thanks again for the recommendation!

My son's sinuses showed as filled up on the x-ray, so 4 prescriptions and no diving for 7-10 days. A bummer, but he's still able to snorkel (staying on the surface), so we're making do with that.
 

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I have been surprised at some of the advice I have seen about equalization. I remember reading someone's post recommending that divers equalize every 10 feet of descent. What? As I am descending I equalize constantly every second or two. If for some reason I cannot and/or I feel the slightest pressure in one or both ears, I stop descending and maybe ascend a bit until I can.
Yep, I bet people only do it that way once!
 

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Seriously? I am interested.... but scared.....

Its legit. You just put water in your mouth, get rid of the air in there, stick it in your nostril and pull trigger, it will blow air in - then you swallow. Its crazy how it works but it does. Absolute life saver for my wife and if my ears get a little sticky I will use it.

Also for those with sinus issues like the OP's son - I start taking an allergy pill with real decongestant a week out (I live in Oklahoma - allergy central) to try to clear out sinuses and ears etc.

Hope it helps someone!
 
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