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Nose block and diving

Post Number:#1  Postby aikiben » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:46 pm

Short term (acute) blockage

Most of the time nose block/ "runny" nose is caused by viral infection. 70% chances are viral and since there is no antiviral but the body's immune system to fight it, the remedy is rest +water and avoid diving. It sounds like a bummer but it is the best solution.
After all, equalising will be difficult and also it is beyond cosmetic reason(nasal drooling) that PADI and experts warn against diving in this condition due to the possible damage that may arise in your middle ear ( i know we have two not three ears- i am referring to the inner workings of the ear) Eardrum perforation is common in individuals who take decongestants and then repeatedly force equalisation during dives.


For thick discharge, best to take some mucolytic ( antimucus) and AVOID decongestants all together. Let it thin down, and then consider a decongestant when it is watery.

If it is watery, you can choose to take oral decongestant (i.e clarinase - combo of antihistamine and pseudoephedrine  or just plain pseudoephedrine tablets if there is no sneezing)
If the discharge is green or yellow accompanied by fever, most likely it is an nfection of the sinus glands and antibiotics will be needed.

Chronic Blockage

For those with long standing sinusitis aka RESDUNG ( runny nose all the time) best to seek a specialist help to check the nasal passage for polyps ( growth). Most of the time, it is the little growth that cause the long term problem. Ablation ( surgical cutting) is the most effective way- scientifically proven.

Do we wary of the hocus pocus remedy available in the market.

When in doubt always ask your doctor /pharmacist..

Dive Safe  :glasses2:


As a conclusion, dont fight the flu or sinusitis by patching a quick fix and continue diving.. know your limitation. Best to let it wear off for safety reasons.

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Re: Nose block and diving

Post Number:#2  Postby BuntalBoyot » Sun May 17, 2009 8:57 pm

bro...hows about if i hv hole at my tympanic membrane? not sure bout this bcos alwas has small bubbles came out from my ear when i equlize...oredi see few docts, so farr no big hole been seen la..maybe just  pinhole jer....
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Re: Nose block and diving

Post Number:#3  Postby 40bar » Mon May 18, 2009 1:02 am

Bro..you can try fasting descend (up site down) for more comfortable..but how you can noted the small bubbles came out from your ear ;)
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Re: Nose block and diving

Post Number:#4  Postby pilotHans » Fri May 22, 2009 5:19 pm

in other words, no diving during running nose......ic........thanks for the info....
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Re: Nose block and diving

Post Number:#5  Postby BuntalBoyot » Sat May 23, 2009 9:01 pm

40bar wrote:Bro..you can try fasting descend (up site down) for more comfortable..but how you can noted the small bubbles came out from your ear ;)


it's something like "terjum tiruk"?...sory, i can hear bubbling noise in my ear..heheh :smileinbox:
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Re: Nose block and diving

Post Number:#6  Postby aikiben » Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:41 pm

40 Bar.. thousand apologies for late reply..
drowned on land...with work  [-(

the tympanic membrane or more commonly known as ear drum.......is the tool to "digest" sound for us..

the little hole in it ..means a perforation ( another big word dr use which really means lubang)

i suggest u can that checked with an ENT specialist..
is there any fluid leaking out?

hole in ear drum

this problem is usually caused by poor equalising when going down which resort to stress injury..

i.e. blowing too hard to equalise
i.e. nose block before diving but continued diving... ( degil)

it usually will heal
but will be super itchy
let me know wat symptoms u have..



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