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doctormike

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    1. Lisa Mongy
      Lisa Mongy
      Hi, Can you call me re: History of Diving Museum - 305-664-9737
    2. MaartjeO
      MaartjeO
      Hi doctormike, I was diving for the first time ~ 10 days ago and had trouble equalizing. GP told me I had blood in the middle ear, especially on the r. side and got nose-spray with corticosteroids. Same day my l. ear started ringing and does so still though fluid is less. I am supposed to fly on Friday but happy to cancel if risky, I can only see ENT in 2 weeks... Anything else I can do to prevent damage? Best, M
      1. doctormike
        doctormike
        Hi, Maartje... sorry, it's really hard to tell you much without seeing your ears and an audiogram. There isn't that much danger of flying in a modern commercial aircraft given the limited pressure swing, but I can't give you specific advice over the Internet. If you do fly, equalize your ears early and often so that you don't build up a big pressure differential.
        Aug 13, 2018
    3. jujjio
      jujjio
      Doctormike, I am writing this from Europe, I just finished reading your article about Ear injuries, thx for putting all those valuable info out there, I am prone to get Otitis externa and I am interested to use the vinegard alcohol mix. Would you tell me how many ml. is a standard pint of alcohol?Will a normal air dryer do the trick by stretching your arm to the side while blowing on low power?
      My best
      Michele M.
      1. doctormike
        doctormike
        Hi, Michele... Thanks for writing! A pint is a little less than 500 ml. Just pour a little bit out and replace with a 2-3 tablespoons of white vinegar. I also recommend a half a teaspoon of glycerine if you can find it. A regular hair dryer isn't the best tool for keeping the ear dry, I recommend this instead: https://www.macksearplugs.com/product/ear-dryer/
        Aug 12, 2018
      2. jujjio
        jujjio
        Thank you for your help Doctormike!! I am going for the alcohol mix, just one question, how many drops and minutes should I keep it in? Thank you very much!!
        Aug 14, 2018
      3. doctormike
        doctormike
        It doesn't have to be so accurate. Just lie on your side, fill your ear canal with the stuff, and sit there for about 30 seconds. Then do the other side...
        Aug 14, 2018
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    4. Jerald
      Jerald
      Hey Doc!

      Would you have an ETN contact in the Twin Cities area? My last dive was 4/17/18 - next day started to experience pain with fullness, pressure, and hearing loss in my right ear. Visited a GP on 4/19/18 that spent a total of 3 seconds looking in the ear, then proceeded to give me prescription for Amoxicillin. It is now 4/24 with no signs of improvement. Ugh!!

      Kind Regards,
      Jerry
    5. king_of_battle
      king_of_battle
      hi (hopefully) quick question - I was going through old threads ~2014 where you were looking to buy a new can light for wreck diving in the northeast. I am in the market for one now as well (primarily diving wrecks in the ME-RI area) and I'm curious what you ended up with and how you like it. Thanks.
    6. DaveCouldUseYourHelp
      DaveCouldUseYourHelp
    7. KevinG58
      KevinG58
      Nice shots on your website! And contributions to the accidental deco thread.
    8. spediver1
      spediver1
      Hello I saw you post in someone else's post about selling a Santi e motion drysuit what size and price if you still have it for sale thanks
    9. DarrenC1
      DarrenC1
      I got an ENG test, and I will hear back with the results tomorrow. When my audiologist did the fistula test in my left ear it made me a little dizzy. It didnt cause strong symptoms because I was already dizzy that day from driving and moving around so much. But I tried the fistula test again later at home and it made me have rotational vertigo and rocking (like being on a boat).
    10. DarrenC1
      DarrenC1
      Continued:

      These symptoms never go away , but I feel better when I sit down or lay down.

      I have no personal OR family history of migraine. I have never had any kind of headache in my life. I dont have photophobia, phonophobia, aura, or any of the other things that migraine sufferers experience. I think my ENT suggested vestibular migraine just because no cause was obvious.

      Your advice would be very much appreciated. :blinking:
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    Location:
    New York City
    Occupation:
    Pediatric ENT doctor
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    Male
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    PADI, SDI, TDI
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    OW, AOW, Nitrox, Dry Suit, Rescue, Solo (SDI), Advanced Wreck (PADI), Advanced Wreck (TDI), Advanced Nitrox (TDI), Deco Procedures (TDI), JJ CCR Air Dil (TDI), JJ CCR Helitrox Deco Procedures (TDI)
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    Ten Or More Years
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    JJ CCR
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    2016

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