Diving Creeps

15.03.2017 by Ina Medick
decompression chamber to treat decompression sickness and diving creeps

Diving Creeps have nothing to do with feelings of fear or insects. This refers to the symptoms of the so-called Caisson disease. You can get it if you do not have enough stops for decompression. What led to the name “creeps” is the tingling that the sickness causes under your skin and in your joints. It somehow feels like a lot of insects would be creeping on you.

How are diving creeps treated?

It may only be a little bit of itchiness – but you should consult a doctor in any case, if you feel this after a dive! He will probably take you to a pressure chamber, where the decompression will be repeated. If this does not happen, you risk getting more severe symptoms.


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