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snooze_diver

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Dry throat after each dive
« on: 06 Jul 14, 21:41 »
Not sure if this has been discussed before.

I experience a very dry throat after each dive. To the point where i can feel pain when i swallow my saliva after the dive. Fortunately it goes away after some time.

Anyone can share what's the cause of it? And how to reduce the drying effect?

Thanks!

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Re: Dry throat after each dive
« Reply #1 on: 06 Jul 14, 21:43 »
Get a metal reg. should reduce the dry mouth effect

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Re: Dry throat after each dive
« Reply #2 on: 06 Jul 14, 21:51 »
I know of a couple of people that suck on a sweet when they dive to stimulate saliva and to reduce dryness. Not tried it myself though.

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Re: Dry throat after each dive
« Reply #3 on: 06 Jul 14, 23:49 »
I think its just that air in the tank is compressed with a lower humidity than the normal air we breath. Plus with all the air flowing through out mouth during the dive, instead of through our nose on land, it dries out the mouth and throat.

have seen some divers attaching a small humidifier thing to their reg (at the LP port at the 1st stage, before their 2nd stage LP hose). Never tried it as i'm a little concern on the hygiene side of such accessory.

Personally, i just drink plenty of water before the dive, and also after. Have tried sucking on strepsels/fishermenfriends on dive, but stopped after a few went straight down my throat. Now, if it becomes really really unbearable during the dive, i just gargle with seawater.
The cure for everything is saltwater. Sweat, salt or seawater. SEAWATER!!

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Re: Dry throat after each dive
« Reply #4 on: 07 Jul 14, 01:19 »
thats why eat watermelon after diving us goodddd
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Re: Dry throat after each dive
« Reply #5 on: 07 Jul 14, 01:21 »
Bring a couple of these underwater.








just kidding ;)

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Re: Dry throat after each dive
« Reply #6 on: 07 Jul 14, 01:30 »
Bring a couple of these underwater.








just kidding ;)

No joke! My friend really brings Ribena mobile down to drink, I haven't acquire the skills yet, think it'll taste saltier than usual

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Re: Dry throat after each dive
« Reply #7 on: 07 Jul 14, 09:40 »
Get a metal reg. should reduce the dry mouth effect
Whats a metal reg? Im using mk25s600, is that considered one?

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Re: Dry throat after each dive
« Reply #8 on: 07 Jul 14, 10:11 »
just remove reg and swallow your saliva during the dive to moisten your throat.

The dryness is due to constant breathing through mouth during dive, causing the reduction of saliva being produced to maintain the wetness in the throat.
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Re: Dry throat after each dive
« Reply #9 on: 07 Jul 14, 10:17 »
Agree with Winchester. Usually I just remove my regulator for a while to swallow and rest the jaw. Capri-Suns are fun to drink underwater too, though the first sip after putting the straw in your mouth will always be a little salty!

Also, seen some divers use the Apollo Bio-Filter, which is a device attached between their first-stage and second-stage hose that filters the compressed air and adds a little humidity to it along the way. Never used it myself so can't comment on it.