What's your routine for ear care during multiple days of diving?

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asked Jan 15, 2018 in Scuba Diving by revgramza (1,095 points)

4 Answers

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answered Jan 15, 2018 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Interesting question. I did a lot of intense deep diving as a young man (worked for Cousteau aboard Calypso). I never did any ear care per se, nor did anybody else that I knew of. It was all about in-water equalizing for me, as we  almost always dove deep, e.g./ 150'+ (deepest for me 230' on air!). --- I suppose that if one had an issue with wax buildup perhaps a Q-tip with rubbing alcohol, very gently (not too deep in the ear) might loosen wax but I'm not a Doc. --- One recreational dive featured our land sound man diving. Broke both his eardrums. He was on a flight home the next day!
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answered Jan 16, 2018 by cquade7 (3,269 points)

I usually use Debrox Drops Earwax Removal Aid drops instead of Q- tips which can cause build up. I use these during diving season and they have always worked great.

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answered Jan 25, 2018 by Cvet (3,369 points)
We make our own mixture of alcohol and hydrogen peroxide. It always worked for us.
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answered Jan 26, 2018 by Knewsom (650 points)
50% alcohol and 50% white vinegar works well for me.  I'm fortunate to not have a huge problem with wax.
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