You’re probably thinking, “I sure as heck hope that I’m not allergic to e-liquid!” Well first off, don’t worry.  While it’s a major bummer to have allergic-like reactions when vaping, there could be multiple reasons why you are experiencing these symptoms—many of which have simple solutions.

So don’t give up on vaping just yet!

Switching from Cigarettes?

It’s common for people who are switching from traditional cigarettes to experience something called tobacco cessation or reduction symptoms, almost like a cigarette withdrawal. Symptoms of tobacco reduction are:

  • Headaches
  • Breakouts
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Nausea
  • Coughing

Time is the best way to tell if you’re experiencing tobacco reduction. So, if it’s bearable, continue vaping and the symptoms should stop in a few days. However, if the symptoms persist, stop vaping. If you feel better in a few days, it’s likely that you’re allergic to e-liquid – or rather an ingredient in your blend.

Allergic to PG?

Most people who experience allergic reactions to e-liquid are actually allergic to the propylene glycol (PG) that is used in e-liquid to enhance flavor for a favorable throat hit as well as lower the density of the e-liquid so it doesn’t gunk up your tank or atomizer.

Luckily, the level of PG in VaporFi e-liquid is adjustable and customizable to your needs and preferences! Try e-liquid mixtures that are VG or VG/PG blends with a low concentration of PG. While this does limit your e-liquid options a little due to the fact that most e-liquids are PG-based, you can still have a quality vaping experience with our extensive recipes of custom flavors and blends.

Nicotine Overdose?

Vaping is very different from smoking a cigarette (in good ways, of course), but if you’re experiencing dizziness, nausea or headaches, it could be that your e-liquid has too much nicotine. Determining the nicotine strength can be a balancing act, so play around with the level of nicotine in your e-liquid and see if that helps to relieve your symptoms.

Whatever the reason for your reactions, don’t give up on vaping! Be patient, work with your e-liquid, and see if you can’t find the perfect solution to your unique situation.

At VaporFi, we’re here to offer you the best selection of quality e-liquids and advanced vaporizers. While checking out our website, take a look at our blog and knowledge center for other vaping tips, tricks and recommendations.