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The best advice is to experiment with different juices and see what effect they have. The bottom line is that while allergies and serious sensitivity are both fairly rare, a lot of vapers have a milder sensitivity to PG. The good news is that avoiding the problem is quite easy. The good news is that avoiding them is quite easy.
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Regular sllergy and reviewer at EcigaretteReviewed. Drinks too much tea. I too enjoy vaping but my eye lids get itchy…. Anyone have this reaction? And alleergy suggestions? It is possible, but I am not sure of how it would affect the e-liquid. We looked at it once but were advised by our pharmacologist at the time that it could lead to a risk of bacteria, as the pg which kills bacteria would be diluted.
Allergies, Conditions and E-Liquid - The Complete Guide to E-Cig Safety
Also, I get the same reaction when using eye drops that contain PG. PG is not my friend. I stay away from PG as much as I can. Just taking a hit with PG makes my eyes burn too. One point that should be made is that people qllergy other auto-immune diseases asthma, hay fever, symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
I developed a latex allergy 2 years ago. Vaping adds a whole new level of absorption and puts those who already suffer with auto-immune responses to other triggers, at higher risk for developing symptoms of allergic reaction. Mine has come 5 years into quitting smoking liquid starting vaping.
The itching is horrible…. Up now, purchasing VG pictures.
You adjust and move forward in much better health. I actually have just been to the doctor after vaping for about 2 months and he said I have inclusion cysts on my tonsils.
Having never had this before I am wondering if it could be due to vaping. Who knows but I know I still feel better than I did with cigarettes. Would be interested to know if anyone had found the same issue. My husband started vaping 5 weeks ago and I am having allergic reactions when at home.
My eyes are so sore, I want to rip my eyeballs out, they are extremely puffy and closing and the skin on my face, all around my nose and round my mouth is tight, dry and stinging. Anyone think it could be? Tell him to vape outside then…. Since vaping 2 years ago I have blood blisters inside of my lips.
But I am sure it is from vaping as never had this before. Anyone else have this? I must admit that I had been vaping heavily prior to my noticing the lump with its nodules. I went to the dentist wondering if it was a painless tooth infection, again my teeth were all fine.
I began to suspect my vaping habit might be playing a role in my discomfort.
I Might be Allergic To VG?
So, I decided to just watch and wait. Then one day I had been vaping more than usual throughout the day and by the evening the nodules accompanying the throat lump which seem to feel like swollen lymph nodeswere all up and quite painful to touch, the lump itself was larger than usual. That was the day I realised that vaping was the cause of this reaction in my body.
I have practically stopped vaping now not smoking instead and no new pimples have arisen and the throat lump seems to be shrinking very slowly.
And the nodules that accompany the symptosm lump have not made an appearance. I think I can say with confidence that something in my e-cigarette does not agree with me. I am currently looking for some pg free vape fluid. Any suggestions on the best fluid has to be menthol for people who suffer sensitivity to vaping?
PG & VG Allergies from Vaping - How Can You Avoid Them?
We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More. E-liquid consists primarily of propylene glycol PGvegetable glycerine VGnicotine and flavorings, but in many cases, new vapers are unlikely to know if they have an allergy to the seemingly unfamiliar alllergy.
It is possible to have an allergy to pretty much any component, but PG is the most common culprit.
Most vapers will have no problem, but the fact that some people lqiuid allergic to PG has led manufacturers such as blu to make their liquids wholly VG-based. That said, new allergies can develop in later life and reactions might not begin immediately, so keep an eye out for symptoms. There are many different ones reportedbut ordinarily they range from sore throats, sinus problems, nausea and headaches to more severe symptoms like hives and swelling, redness and numbness of the face.
Symptoms to look out for include hives, swelling, rashes, shortness of breath or wheezing, pixtures or watery eyes and excessive coughing.
PG Allergy & Sensitivity: Downloadable Cheat Sheet
Humans come in contact with a large variety of substances and irritant or allergic hypersensitivity reactions may occur in predisposed individuals. Propylene glycol PG and its pyrolysis by-product formaldehyde are no exceptions.
The majority of skin reactions to PG are irritant in nature, however, true allergic sensitization does also occur. However, development of systemic symptoms after oral exposure to PG is rare.
Common sense would suggest avoiding the offending agent i. PG and switching to products containing only vegetable glycerin.
The Vaper`s Guide to PG and VG Allergies (and what to do about them)
Although most people experience no problems from vaping, there are also certain medicines and conditions which may interact with e-cigarettes, or more specifically, the nicotine most liquids contain. For example, psoriasis a skin condition is often worsened by smokingand this is assumed to be related to the action of nicotine.
However, as Dr. Polosa Professor of internal and emergency medicine and specialist in respiratory medicine, allergies and clinical immunology points out, quitting smoking without vaping may lead to the same issues:. This is most unusual because worsening of psoriasis is known to be due to the increased stress; this is more likely to occur when attempting unaided quit attempts.
On the other hand, nicotine has been reported to alleviate symptoms of psoriasis. Other conditions such as chest pain, heart conditions including arrhythmias, angina and recent heart attacksstomach ulcers, asthma, diabetes if using insulinliver or kidney disease and hyperthyroidism may also be affected. However, Dr.