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do i have to take clarinese?

Post Number:#1  Postby flying_tapir » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:39 am

do i have to take clarinese everytime i dive if i have sinuses?..someone told me for e better circulation..i need some advice in this matter..looking forward 4 a good one.. ;)
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Post Number:#2  Postby evo5555 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:15 am

would be better if u take one, if you have difficulty in equalising.
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Post Number:#3  Postby HoleMaster » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:40 am

My advise dont dive if u hv sinuses. If u hv sinuses take clarinase BEFORE u dive, get couple of hours rest and with nose clear only then dive. If u take clarinase just minutes before diving you'll be drowsy underwater and will affect your judgement. Play it safe bro ;)
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Post Number:#4  Postby wiredworm » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:12 pm

Clarinase doesn't cause any drowsiness. So that's good. but you shouldn't take too many, one pill for the whole day (within 8 hours). you don't want a reverse block once the drug wears away.

I had sinuses, and still do sometimes.

Once it was so bad and it was during a liveaboard trip to the philipines. I forced myself to dive, and had minor nose bleeds after every dive. Don't do this!!! I could equalise exept that it took ages to equalise properly. so while others are happily diving at >30m, I was still puttering at 10m. :P bad news. when i'm finally down there they are already on their way up  :-/

when i came back i went to the specialist and turns out i had a sinus infection. I was on antibiotics for a week. it cleared and went diving again after 2 weeks. and it equalised beautifully.

as a precaution, I take 1 clarinase and a nose spray decongestant in the morning. that's it and it seem to work well for the whole day.

If you do have a confirmed sinus problem, go see a specialist. there is a steroid based nasal spray to control sinus problems. I've aso used this before.
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Post Number:#5  Postby SeaDemon » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:20 pm

2 hours before...if that fails, purge your octopus with the mouthpiece at your nostrils
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Post Number:#6  Postby mephisto » Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:31 pm

for those have reverse block problems....there is a technique call reverse equlization....whether it works or not ...i dont know...never got reverse block....the way it works is rather than pinch your nose and blow..you suck..should dislodge any mucus in the sinus cavity.

for sinus problems....there is a technique in yoga call nasal wash....please google it....use salt water (pure not sea) to clean nasal cavity....

alternative methods you can try...
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Post Number:#7  Postby flying_tapir » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:30 am

Clarinase doesn't cause any drowsiness. So that's good. but you shouldn't take too many, one pill for the whole day (within 8 hours). you don't want a reverse block once the drug wears away.

I had sinuses, and still do sometimes.

Once it was so bad and it was during a liveaboard trip to the philipines. I forced myself to dive, and had minor nose bleeds after every dive. Don't do this!!! I could equalise exept that it took ages to equalise properly. so while others are happily diving at >30m, I was still puttering at 10m. :P bad news. when i'm finally down there they are already on their way up  :-/

when i came back i went to the specialist and turns out i had a sinus infection. I was on antibiotics for a week. it cleared and went diving again after 2 weeks. and it equalised beautifully.

as a precaution, I take 1 clarinase and a nose spray decongestant in the morning. that's it and it seem to work well for the whole day.

If you do have a confirmed sinus problem, go see a specialist. there is a steroid based nasal spray to control sinus problems. I've aso used this before.






i did some minor surgery due to my sinus early this year after came back frm sipadan..since it bleed like hell..yeah..somehow ur methods and everyone methods seems to be useful..
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Post Number:#8  Postby HoleMaster » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:58 am

Clarinase doesn't cause any drowsiness. So that's good. but you shouldn't take too many, one pill for the whole day (within 8 hours). you don't want a reverse block once the drug wears away.

I had sinuses, and still do sometimes.

Once it was so bad and it was during a liveaboard trip to the philipines. I forced myself to dive, and had minor nose bleeds after every dive. Don't do this!!! I could equalise exept that it took ages to equalise properly. so while others are happily diving at >30m, I was still puttering at 10m. :P bad news. when i'm finally down there they are already on their way up  :-/

when i came back i went to the specialist and turns out i had a sinus infection. I was on antibiotics for a week. it cleared and went diving again after 2 weeks. and it equalised beautifully.

as a precaution, I take 1 clarinase and a nose spray decongestant in the morning. that's it and it seem to work well for the whole day.

If you do have a confirmed sinus problem, go see a specialist. there is a steroid based nasal spray to control sinus problems. I've aso used this before.





My personal advice if u r not fit, dont dive. Play it safe. As for "drowsiness" taking clarinase, it depends on a person's physiology. Some people are ok to certain types of drugs and some ppl dont. As for me Clarinase will make me drowsy, of which i shall refrain from diving. My 2 cents worth ;)
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Post Number:#9  Postby flying_tapir » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:10 am

Clarinase doesn't cause any drowsiness. So that's good. but you shouldn't take too many, one pill for the whole day (within 8 hours). you don't want a reverse block once the drug wears away.

I had sinuses, and still do sometimes.

Once it was so bad and it was during a liveaboard trip to the philipines. I forced myself to dive, and had minor nose bleeds after every dive. Don't do this!!! I could equalise exept that it took ages to equalise properly. so while others are happily diving at >30m, I was still puttering at 10m. :P bad news. when i'm finally down there they are already on their way up  :-/

when i came back i went to the specialist and turns out i had a sinus infection. I was on antibiotics for a week. it cleared and went diving again after 2 weeks. and it equalised beautifully.

as a precaution, I take 1 clarinase and a nose spray decongestant in the morning. that's it and it seem to work well for the whole day.

If you do have a confirmed sinus problem, go see a specialist. there is a steroid based nasal spray to control sinus problems. I've aso used this before.





My personal advice if u r not fit, dont dive. Play it safe. As for "drowsiness" taking clarinase, it depends on a person's physiology. Some people are ok to certain types of drugs and some ppl dont. As for me Clarinase will make me drowsy, of which i shall refrain from diving. My 2 cents worth ;)


yeah..clarinese do make us drowsy..but maybe whn comes to diving ill take hours before i dive..
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Post Number:#10  Postby evo5555 » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:19 am

Clarinase doesn't cause any drowsiness. So that's good. but you shouldn't take too many, one pill for the whole day (within 8 hours). you don't want a reverse block once the drug wears away.

I had sinuses, and still do sometimes.

Once it was so bad and it was during a liveaboard trip to the philipines. I forced myself to dive, and had minor nose bleeds after every dive. Don't do this!!! I could equalise exept that it took ages to equalise properly. so while others are happily diving at >30m, I was still puttering at 10m. :P bad news. when i'm finally down there they are already on their way up  :-/

when i came back i went to the specialist and turns out i had a sinus infection. I was on antibiotics for a week. it cleared and went diving again after 2 weeks. and it equalised beautifully.

as a precaution, I take 1 clarinase and a nose spray decongestant in the morning. that's it and it seem to work well for the whole day.

If you do have a confirmed sinus problem, go see a specialist. there is a steroid based nasal spray to control sinus problems. I've aso used this before.





My personal advice if u r not fit, dont dive. Play it safe. As for "drowsiness" taking clarinase, it depends on a person's physiology. Some people are ok to certain types of drugs and some ppl dont. As for me Clarinase will make me drowsy, of which i shall refrain from diving. My 2 cents worth ;)



holemaster..are u sure clarinese makes u drowsy ar?
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Post Number:#11  Postby HoleMaster » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:42 pm

Clarinase doesn't cause any drowsiness. So that's good. but you shouldn't take too many, one pill for the whole day (within 8 hours). you don't want a reverse block once the drug wears away.

I had sinuses, and still do sometimes.

Once it was so bad and it was during a liveaboard trip to the philipines. I forced myself to dive, and had minor nose bleeds after every dive. Don't do this!!! I could equalise exept that it took ages to equalise properly. so while others are happily diving at >30m, I was still puttering at 10m. :P bad news. when i'm finally down there they are already on their way up  :-/

when i came back i went to the specialist and turns out i had a sinus infection. I was on antibiotics for a week. it cleared and went diving again after 2 weeks. and it equalised beautifully.

as a precaution, I take 1 clarinase and a nose spray decongestant in the morning. that's it and it seem to work well for the whole day.

If you do have a confirmed sinus problem, go see a specialist. there is a steroid based nasal spray to control sinus problems. I've aso used this before.





My personal advice if u r not fit, dont dive. Play it safe. As for "drowsiness" taking clarinase, it depends on a person's physiology. Some people are ok to certain types of drugs and some ppl dont. As for me Clarinase will make me drowsy, of which i shall refrain from diving. My 2 cents worth ;)



holemaster..are u sure clarinese makes u drowsy ar?


Yup, with immediate effect. However after a few hours obviously no problem
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Post Number:#12  Postby tatinarm » Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:07 pm

better check with the doc first what is the implication of this medication underwater... chemistry in the blood may change or react differently underwater, from whati've learnt, its best to take any pills (prior to doc's advise) 4 hrs before your dive..
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Post Number:#13  Postby flying_tapir » Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:28 pm

better check with the doc first what is the implication of this medication underwater... chemistry in the blood may change or react differently underwater, from whati've learnt, its best to take any pills (prior to doc's advise) 4 hrs before your dive..


ermm..i like tht..wht a piece of advice..muahaha..since ur a girl..ahahahah, whts tht suppose 2 mean?..darn! ;D
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Post Number:#14  Postby divedoc » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:29 pm

Hey guys,

As for ur Q, is Clarinase good before a dive? Actually, there are several nasal decongestants out there in the market. The good ones are Clarinase, Clarityne, Telfast...
Clarinase does actually cause drowsiness after few hours, but Clarityne is the gold standard.
My advise is, if you have a congested nose and unable to equalize ur ears, do take clarinase/clarityne 2 hours before a dive and then try to equalize your ears before you dive. Another good product is a nasal spray, and there are several good ones out there; Afrin, Nasonex...Afrin works immediately before a dive as oppose to oral medications.

Rule of thumb is this, even if you have taken medications for your congestion, but you still can't equalize, DON'T DIVE!
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