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Posted : May 23, 2008
On my last dive my neck swelled up i felt no dizziness and was running about like an idiot.. Like i normally do.. on the second dive of the day during ascent i didnt feel quite right and when i got out of the water, i was walking over to the right. I went to see an EHT specialist who put my on a nasal spray and aerius. I had a camera down my nose and everything was fine. They told me to go in the pool but the dive school is reluntant to let me go in. As i have got conflicting info i.e. my swollen neck could have been fatal...can you please advise my next steps or what you recommend as i very confused...

Posted : May 30, 2008
That's a bizarre story. Neck swelling might indicate a serious allergic reaction, but what to is a difficult one to answer from the information given. I think you would be best advised to see your local dive doc for a thorough check up before you dive again. If you're in or near London, I'd be happy to see you - 0207 806 4028 for an appointment.

Regards, Dr O
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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