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Vaping and Sinusitis

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by P4C0, Nov 25, 2009.

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  1. P4C0

    P4C0 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2009

    I have been vaping for about 2 or 3 months and since yesterday I'm having sinus headache, not sure if it is related to vaping, so far I have only vaped PG (dark chocolate for JC and Menthol from TW).

    The thing is that I (almost) always exhale the vapor through my nose, has anyone experienced something like this?

    From what I have read, vaping should relieve sinus right?? ... right? but PG or VG? does it matters? should I exhale thru my mouth instead of my nose? :confused:

    comments? help!
  2. SudokuGal

    SudokuGal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2009
    I used to have chronic sinusitis...but no longer with vaping.
  3. nubee

    nubee Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 24, 2009
    IL, USA
    Ditto here!!

    I use to get it regularly twice a year....fall and spring. Would be lucky if it wasn't soon followed by bronchittis.

    Since I started vaping over 7 months ago, I've avoid that whole nasty far....touch wood :)
  4. angjen0816

    angjen0816 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 19, 2009
    Menasha, WI
    I have had chronic sinus problems for YEARS. I asked my doctor why I am still having problems, even though I'm not smoking. She said its not uncommon to still have sinus issues for a period of time after quitting. Your body is going to be healing for a long time. Call your md and see if they want to give you an antibotic to clear up the blockage.
  5. gibsonrocker

    gibsonrocker Full Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Meriden, CT
    I would recommend exhaling through your mouth if possible. I know habits are tough to break, but once I started vaping and stopped smoking analogs, my sinuses cleared up within a few days. I'm sure VG/PG is a slight irritant, but i highly doubt it's even close to as irritating for sinues as tobacco cigs. It's probably just a coincidence that you're having a sinus headache and associating it with e-cigs. You may be coming down with a sinus infection which I can only imagine will clear up much sooner (ie. one week) as opposed if you were smoking analogs (2 weeks to a month).

    Hope that helps.

  6. P4C0

    P4C0 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2009
    Thanks for your quick replies :)
  7. Stickless

    Stickless Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2009

    The money I save on allergy medication pretty much pays for my vaping hobby. :thumb:
  8. Wench

    Wench Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 16, 2009
    Pensacola, Fl.
    Me as well. Mine has almost went away entirely and my chronic allergies are so much better. I hardly ever have to take my medicine any more. Mostly only when ragweed season cranks up.
  9. Walrus

    Walrus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 3, 2009
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Somewhat related but on a tangent:

    I used to regularly get upper respiratory infections... like once every six weeks or so. I haven't had a one since I started vaping at the end of February.
  10. Tilly

    Tilly Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2009
    I had clear sinuses til I got a cold in late Sept, cold was gone in about a week but I still have the sinus problems. If I don't use a sinus spray I will wake in the wee hours unable to breathe and the vapor irritates my nose and causes me to sneeze if I don't exhale thru my mouth.
  11. Vaporista

    Vaporista Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I've also had chronic sinus problems, specifically eustaction tube dysfunction and nasal drip which have remained after quitting cigarettes, however it might be that the body needs more time to repair the cilia of the upper respiratory tract after decades of smoking. Two months is nothing. I'd be worried in about a year if it doesn't start improving, but then again I might have nuked my cilia, so only time will tell. I suspect I should be vaping VG as opposed to PG. I dunno.
  12. Dredbull

    Dredbull Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    My snotbox is loving me since I was allergic to cig smoke.

    No sinus headaches, allergy meds, nose drops etc, and the best part no sharp tar laden boogers.

    Minus a slight touch of the flu a week ago, no colds no congestion unless I chain vape higher than normal nic and chain vape.

    Now IF I could get my ears to stop draining in the middle of the night and waking me up I would be in the best health in the last 20 years.
  13. Antebellum

    Antebellum Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 8, 2009
    Madison, GA
    No colds, knock on wood, since I started vaping. This is the time of year when I usually get one. Also, no allergy symptoms for the last month or so, but that's due to something else. After much skepticism, I finally got a neti pot and started flushing out my sinuses once per day. It's not exactly a natural act, but it's easy. I followed this with the harder-to-learn, perhaps more advanced technique of draining the flush back into my mouth. This is supposed to clear a different, deeper area toward the back. Since this takes a sniffing motion, it's a little harder to get used to. I still haven't got a good stream going that way, either.

    Anyway, I found another benefit of using the neti bowl- it keeps my sinuses moister and I don't have to consume so much water every day to compensate for vaping.
  14. Vaporista

    Vaporista Senior Member ECF Veteran

    If you can't stand the neti pot you can buy pressurised salt water sprays and just bomb the passages, Draining the flush back to the mouth depends on the ability to flex the tensor veli palatini muscle. People who have used C-Pap machines for any serious length of time will have little control over this muscle.
  15. Stephaniems

    Stephaniems Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 23, 2009
    Maybe change of weather is bothering you, and vaping might make it worse exhaling threw your nose. If it bothers you stop doing it.
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