I usually vape 2-3 ml per day of 24 mg juice. I don’t know for certain but I believe the juice I use is mostly or all propylene glycol. I’ve been vaping since October of last year and have been cigarette free for the last three months. My technique always includes exhaling slowly through the nose without inhaling to the lungs.
Since I started vaping I had a half dozen or more incidences of inflamed nasal passages. These result in swollen or puffy areas on the face near the nose or below the eyes. Sometimes it looks like a baggy eye. My voice box can get dry and hoarse on occasion. All of these problems clear up after a couple of days so I figured they might go away, eventually.
I drink plenty of fluids: about 72 fl. oz. of diet cola per day (not enough caffeine to cause dehydration) in addition to several glasses of water per day.
About a week ago I noticed that the inside of my nose was feeling and looking dry along the right nostril. Yes, I looked up there with a flashlight.
Yesterday afternoon things really hit the fan. I got four raised, inflamed, angry looking red bumps inside the right nostril. This was a very painful and sore situation. I cut down the vaping to a bare minimum for the rest of the day.
Why only the right nostril? I don’t know, except that airflow on the right side is less than on the left due to a broken nose I suffered many years ago.
Things have improved today. I’m vaping about one half of my usual amount of juice so I'm a bit cranky. I’m not exhaling through the nose at all. I’m either holding the vapor in my mouth or inhaling to the lungs before exhaling through the mouth. Swelling inside the nostril is going down and the redness is much reduced. I went to the drugstore and purchased some saline nasal spray. I used that several times today. It seems to produce immediate relief from the dryness.
I went online and ordered some new juice from Xtreme Vaping. I ordered 25 mg nicotine in two bottles: one is 50/50 PG/VG and the other is 100% VG. Both are unflavored just in case my problem is a reaction to flavor additives. I also ordered two graduated cylinders from an Amazon lab equipment vendor so I can do some nicotine reduction with VG if needed. I have a fresh bottle of glycerine USP at home.
It will be a few days before the new juices arrive.
Anyone had similar problems? Any suggestions?