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What activities should someone with IEDCS avoid?

Inner ear decompression sickness (IEDCS) can occur during the ascent from a scuba dive or shortly after the completion of a dive. If someone begins exhibiting the symptoms of IEDCS, then they should cease all dive activities. Common symptoms of IEDCS are vertigo, nausea, vomiting, and hearing loss or tinnitus. If any of these symptoms are present after a dive, medical attention should be sought immediately. People with IEDCS should also avoid commercial airline travel, which can cause sudden changes in air pressure.

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