pain while diving
John

Anchorage, AK

#1 Aug 17, 2012
Hello, I am 32; when I was 3 years old I underwent 3 separate placements of tubes in my right ear for frequent infections. Ear infection problem solved, haven't had an issue since. My problem is, I love swimming and I am unable to swim below about 10 feet before I begin to get pain in both my ears. The pain gets worse the deeper I go, and it's pretty severe. I assume this pain is a result of the tubes I had placed nearly 30 years ago. Is there anything I can do to fix the issue or alleviate the pain? Will wax plugs prevent pressure issues? Any info or advise would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

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