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    OMG, waiting for the Benadryl to kick in. This is only the 2nd time in my life I've ever had hives (except when I had poison ivy) and the first time I couldn't pinpoint any cause. I don't have any food or drug allergies that I'm aware of. Neither time have I done/eaten/used anything different.

    Well, until the introduction of vaping. So, there is something in the e-liquid causing an allergic reaction. My theory is that it began as a contact allergy. I noticed several days ago a slight rash where I rub...forehead, ears, neck, chin, but nothing significant. Itchy, but it would go away. Well, it's full blown now and actually that's what hives is...a systemic allergic reaction. I also think that my severe poison ivy last year has left me more sensitive. I have rashes in places that don't make much sense now

    So, not sure what my course of action should be now. I can:
    1. Give vaping up completely;
    2. Stop vaping for now until the rash goes away (and that means back to analogs);
    3. Keep vaping and use rubber gloves while handling cartridges;
    4. Find a possible cause and change it. I'm using the eliquids from myvaporstore.com and occasionally glycerine I got from Michaels. I'm still not sure what's in the eliquids so I don't know what to change to;
    5. Give vaping up completely if nothing works...

    Really, I'm not concerned about going back to analogs for the time being to give my "allergy" a rest. I've done really well (no analogs in 4 days), but I can do that again. My biggest concern is that this is going to happen again.

    Anyone had this problem? I've tried to search but truthfully itching too much right now to really concentrate...LOL.

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    This sounds like a BIG TIME allergy to PG. Because most likely you got PG juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckySevens4U View Post
    This sounds like a BIG TIME allergy to PG. Because most likely you got PG juice.
    So can I get eliquid in VG?

    Keep in mind I took Benadryl or I'd go look for the answer myself.

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    Um, yeah, I wouldn't VAPE something that gives you contact hives! You could definetely swell your trachea and end up in anaphylactic shock. I have had chronic hives for 3 years (I'm allergic to everything but apples, bananas, vaseline, and crisco) and if this stuff gave me hives on contact, I would so not smoke it. My guess is it is definetely the PG. VG is actually used as a skin protectant and would be a lot harder to be allergic to. I know if I smoke a pure PG liquid I get a horrible kick in my lungs and it hurts too bad to inhale. I now cut all my PG in half with VG and it takes the pain away. I know I shouldn't even be smoking PG at all but I'm a PITA (pain in the @$$). Please, cut out your PG immediately! You could literally die if it is the cause of contact hives! Please try and rub some pure VG on your skin and see what happens. If it doesn't bug you, make sure you use VG only. There is a possibility that the nicotine is causing hives simply because it is an irritant (a toxin in pure form)....so I would imagine it's an irritant diluted...but I'm sure it is your PG.

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    Yes, what they said above. MOST liquids out there are PG based, so you are going to have to be VERY specific in your search for VG only.

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    I think juciyliquid.com sells some liquid with VG. I know someone else does but can't remember who. Maybe Totally Wicked. You probably have a PG allergy.

    Check Johnson Creek. I think they sell VG based liquid.

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    I believe...I have heard....that David Yang at Eastmall does carry a strong unflavored nic liquid in straight VG as well as PG....so you could buy that and cut it yourself. Be careful though, a lot of flavors do have traces of PG...if you are allergic to it, even a trace could put you in the hospital!

    I would suggest as well, if you notice this more than a couple days, please go to your doctor, even if you can isolate a source. If you have a really bad allergy and you come into contact with something on accident, you would be wise to have an epi pen. I have no idea y my doc has never given me one, I'm covered in hives from head to toe on a daily basis (benadryl and zyrtec and benadryl creams and sprays are in my daily regimens...in high amts, believe you me!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv2win View Post
    I think juciyliquid.com sells some liquid with VG. I know someone else does but can't remember who. Maybe Totally Wicked. You probably have a PG allergy.
    No, TW is a mix of both, so is true vapors that's why they vape so well above others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmacva View Post
    So can I get eliquid in VG?

    Keep in mind I took Benadryl or I'd go look for the answer myself.
    Allergy to PG is definitely bad. Johnson Creek offers eliquid in VG formula, and Intellicig also offers a Non PG formula.
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    Where did you buy your juice that gave you the hives?

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