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by DAN Medical Team on July 5th, 2017

After 20 years, it is hard to imagine that all divers do not know all there is to know about DAN.

Still, we often hear divers talk about their understanding of what DAN is.

Much of what we hear is correct and encouraging to us. And yet, there are some beliefs and views that seem inexplicably difficult to change.

So, here is another try at doing just that!  See how you do on 6 simple questions about: 


by Lana Sorrell, EMT, DMT on June 23rd, 2017

​What do I need to know about diving with a cold sore?

by Frances Smith, EMT-P, DMT on June 23rd, 2017

​I have been diving for 15 years without problems, but on my last couple of trips I experienced pain in my upper left abdomen under my ribs about 15-30 minutes into a dive. It becomes increasingly painful over the rest of the dive. I am healthy, take no prescription medications and exercise regularly. I usually take antacids prior to diving. I do not have this pain any other time. It gets more uncomfortable during ascent but goes away shortly after I get out of the water. It is starting to take the fun out of diving. Any suggestions?

by Joel Dovenbarger, BSN on June 23rd, 2017

​Lately I feel like I'm getting sunburned much more easily than I used to. I am taking a new medication; is there any chance that could be the cause?

by Scott Smith, EMT-P, DMT on June 23rd, 2017

​My wife and I love to travel to exotic destinations, and my previous doctor used to give me antibiotics in case I got sick in a remote location. I have a new primary care physician who is hesitant to do this. What does DAN recommend?