Anyone any experience here?
Before Chirstmas I was away in the Dominican and did some "Snuba" diving. After going down 5m or so, we were told to "pop" our ears to equalise against the pressure. Which we did, and then we did it again when we went deeper still.
Anyway, on the 3rd drive down, my right ear failed to pop, it was a little painful, but that was it.
Ever since coming to the surface I've had problems with the ear "not popping". For a few days after i was horrendous, it was fucking with my equilibrium, and was causing me to squint/suffer in my right eye. It eased off over the days following, and even the flight home with ear popping then didn't put it back to normal.
No, it's just around 3 weeks since the dive, and most times I yawn, move my jaw, move my head slowly etc the ear "semi pops". It feels like I definitely don't have full hearing from it, but simply chewing gum etc produces a crackling sound/feeling through my ear/jaw with the ear almost popping.
I've tried manually popping my ear (holding my nose etc) but all that ever happens is the good ear pops and the problem ear remains the same.
Is there anything I can do at home before going to the DRs to get it checked out?