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Ear problem! Help needed!!!

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Jun 22, 2003
What do you guys do when you enter in water in wetsuit?
Do you let some water to get in your hat (btw. what's the real name for that).
I'm asking because when i'm diving i have no equalising problem but when i'm returning to surface it feels like something is pulling my ear outwards. Leting water in does not help me!
How do i solve that problem and what is the problem???
Please help me!!!
We discussed this last winter.

It turns out you do need to allow water under your hood and into the outer ear. If you don’t it will feel like you need to equalize less, but your middle ear will be at low pressure, which can cause middle ear barotraumas where fluid is sucked into the middle ear, or worst case, damage of the window (membrane) between the middle ear and inter ear causing permanent hearing loss.

I’m no MD so take my advice with that in mind. I don’t know what is causing the sensation of your ear being pulled out, but there is probably a host of different systems you can experience if you have some damage, which it sounds like there is. You probably need to give it a rest and if it doesn’t feel better in a few days, see a specialist. Anti-inflammatory medicine like Advil will help the body draw fluid back out of the ear and reduce any inflammation.
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