What they mentioned is true there are a lot of ways to aid in clearing and it does get easier. I had so much trouble that for the first 12 or 15 years I was diving I was brusing my nose I had so much trouble. I went to see a diving doctor and he found my tubes were much smaller than most folks and told me something to take for it. I wont mention what it is here because you should always see a doc before trying meds. I havent had any trouble in many many years.