Equalization was fine which was why I was surprised I developed it. But yes I didn't notice the symptoms until almost a week later, which makes me wonder about an infection. I remember the instructor telling someone taking their open water not to open their eyes during mask removal, so as not to get an eye infection. Thanks for that bit of information. So on that note, is there anything I can do to prevent or alleviate ear infections in that lake?Thanks for the details. Barotrauma symptoms generally are noticeable right away. You may have had a mild injury, or you may also have developed an ear infection. How was your equalization during the lake dives? Were you able to clear without effort?
I'm happy to report that it has cleared up so I'm going to dive this weekend. I will let you all know how it went.