Barotrauma is tissue damage resulting from the direct effects of pressure changes or imbalances between ambient pressure and pressure within an enclosed body cavity.
Body cavities at ...
History of high-risk activity
Pulmonary barotrauma: Ask about scuba diving, mechanical ventilation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, air travel with preexisting lung disease:
For inner ear barotrauma
Treatment is based on severity of symptoms.
Complete bed rest with head elevated (45 degrees) to avoid leakage of perilymph
Steroids have n...
Close follow up with physical examination until symptoms resolve
Audiograms and tympanometry if tympanic rupture
No flying or diving until complete resolution of al...
T70.0XXA Otitic barotrauma, initial encounter
T70.1XXA Sinus barotrauma, initial encounter
T70.29XA Other effects of high altitude, initial encounter
T70.9XXA Effect of air pressure and water ...
Otic barotrauma is common in air travel, especially among flight personnel.
120 mg PO pseudoephedrine prior to flying is useful for adults.
Small children can equalize eustachian tube pr...
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