What happens if you sneeze while scuba diving?

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Date created: Mon, Sep 13, 2021 3:29 AM
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These are symptoms of a rare but serious condition called immersion pulmonary edema (IPE). Sneezing underwater is more or less like sneezing on land. If you feel a sneeze coming on, gently hold your regulator in, and try to sneeze through your mouth instead of your nose.

  • Coughing and sneezing can potentially cause some injuries to divers. The most serious injury is a collapsed lung. As your body forcefully pushes all of that pressurized air out, the ambient water pressure can potentially place too much pressure on your lungs, causing it to tear.

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