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Pain behind the eyes

Discussion in 'Ask Dr. Decompression' started by Rayburn-W, Oct 3, 2000.

  1. Rayburn-W

    Rayburn-W Garibaldi

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    I was trying out a new pair of fins the other night at a pool and I went down the first time fine. Then, I went back down again and when I got to about 10 feet, I had this pain that was right behind my right eye. I was just wondering if anyone could help me and tell why this happened.

    Thanks,
    Rayburn
     
  2. SharkFan

    SharkFan Guest

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    It was probably either a sinus squeeze or refered pain from a tooth squeeze. If your sinuses are okay and the problem persists, you might want to see your dentist.
     
  3. Dr Deco

    Dr Deco Medical Moderator Staff Member

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    Indeed, it does sound like a sinus squeeze. If that is the problem, it can sometimes be remedied with nasal spray before the dive. But, it is important not to rely on these since they have only a limited effective lifetime . They can loose their effect quite abruptly. This is definitely a problem if you are at depth when they quit; you are then at risk for a reverse squeeze.
     

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