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Barotrauma

Post Number:#1  Postby nanda666 » Mon May 28, 2012 9:50 am

[font=arial]Hi all.[/font]

[font=arial]One of my students on my last trip out last weekend with 4 OW students experience almost all the symptoms as detailed below on Barotrauma.[/font]
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[font=times new roman]Symptoms of barotraumas include decreased or muffled hearing, roaring or ringing in the ear (tinnitus), nausea, vomiting, dizziness and a sensation of spinning (vertigo). These injuries require urgent medical treatment. Blood coming from the nose or showing up in the mouth may also indicate barotrauma and doesn't have to be associated with other symptoms.[/font]
[font=times new roman]These symptoms should probably end the day's--and possibly the week's--diving. Continuing to dive with a barotrauma may result in serious injury leading to permanent hearing loss, long-term or permanent balance control problems, vertigo, infections or perforated eardrums--just to name a few of the potential consequences.[/font]
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He is not injured as we decided he shouldn't dive until he obtains medical attention.

So if you do experience anything as the above, pls discontinue your dive and get medical attention.
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Re: Barotrauma

Post Number:#2  Postby run » Tue May 29, 2012 1:05 pm

so how is your student right now? Can he dive again?

Anyhow thanx for the alert.
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Re: Barotrauma

Post Number:#3  Postby nanda666 » Wed May 30, 2012 10:25 am

He's waiting for an appointment with E & T specialist but he's fine. He's hoping that the Doc will say he's ok so he can complete the course!!
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