Due to having what seemed like an allergic reaction after 3 weeks into vaping (rash on face- face flushing/burning, swelling around eyes)I stopped vaping for a week - back to cigarettes
Yesterday I decided to try again.
I vaped VG, NO flavouring (rule that out as a possible allergy source)
After a few hours of vaping the burning/flushing in my face started- only slightly but enough to realise it was definately back again so I stopped vaping immediately.
As the night went on, despite not vaping I developed a terrible itching to my head /neck and upper body. Drove me crazy.
Felt like I was about to break out in hives or a rash but nothing appeared and the itch eventually settled. Woke up this morning with slight swelling around my eyelids.
I also noticed that after those few hours of vaping the VG again that my tummy was rumbling and I felt quite gassy ( a problem before that I thought was a result of quitting smoking)
So it's safe to say that it's not the flavouring that was/is causing the problem.
So that leaves VG or nicotine.
I've never had any problems before with glycerine, in fact as the rash on my face was healing and the skin was so dry I was putting sorbeline on my face. It contains 10% glycerine.
Wouldn't THAT have irritated my skin if I DO have an allergy to glycerine?
Or is it different inhaling something as apposed to putting it on your skin?
The only other thing is the nicotine.
It seems illogical that I could be allergic to inhaling nicotine through vapour and yet be fine with it in a cigarette.
I know....it makes no sense BUT when you read all the warnings on other NRT's it DOES include allergic reactions as a precaution.
So....IS it possible to be allergic to nicotine when administered through vaping?
To be honest I'm scared to try vaping now. I know I should try PG to rule out the VG but I'm paranoid that I might have a really BAD allergic reaction.
I don't know what to do?
I'm worried that if I'm allergic to nicotine in anything other than cigarettes then I'll not even be able to use other NRTS to get myself off smoking.