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Posted : January 10, 2006
I went diving in Lanzarote and while i was there i decied to do some diving 08/12/05. Since then i seem to have some water trapped in my middle ear which i have been to my doctors and they are saying that they cannot see anything and my ears don't have any scare tissue pointing to burst ear drum dammage so they I went diving in Lanzarote and while i was there i deiced to do some diving 08/12/05. Since then i seem to have some water trapped in my middle ear which i have been to my doctors and they are saying they cannot see anything wrong and my ears don't have any scare tissue pointing to burst ear drum damage so they say it must be mucus as water could not get in. I still have this water in my ear as i can hear it moving about and sometimes slightly blocks my right ear. can you suggest anything that might get this out as i am worried about infection. Also i have a diving holiday planned in Feb do you think that it's safe for me to go. If you need any more information please let me know and thanks in advance for when you replysay it must be mucas,

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Posted : January 10, 2006
Its best to use SUDAFED tavblets 3x a day, as well as steam inhalation, that should clear it in a week.
YOurs
Dr J
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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