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Anyone having Nosebleeds ?

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by Zenfrogs, May 11, 2010.

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  1. Zenfrogs

    Zenfrogs Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2010
    Virginia
    So I have been vaping about 2 months and got my first nosebleed ever about 3 weeks in. Since then I have had about 1 nosebleed a week. Anyone else have this happen? My guess is that it is drying out my mucous membranes and can be rectified with drinking more water but I was just curious if anyone else had this happen.
     
  2. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal
    Got one too, dry cartomizers, letting the vape out of my nose, from then I just make sure cartos are wet and I now rarely let the vapor out of my nose and it never happened again.
     
  3. AngusATAT

    AngusATAT Captain Tightpants Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2009
    GA, USA
    A good nasal spray once or twice a day may help quite a bit. Sometimes the vapor can dry you out. I find myself drinking a lot more water when I vape for the same reason.
     
  4. logbas34

    logbas34 Full Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    louisville
    since PG and VG are humectants, they absorb the moisture in your nose causing them to obviously get too dry which causes the nosebleeds I have had them before too just watch how much u exhale through your nose and perhaps get a humidifier. but its nothing serious i would think
     
  5. youfillintheblank

    youfillintheblank Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 13, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Yes, sort of. No actual nosebleeds but I do get cracks and irritations in the front of my nose. I have taken to rubbing Ozonol ointment in my nostrils every night and it does the trick! Smells funny, but my nose is way more comforatble now.

     
  6. Lab

    Lab Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2009
    Indiana
    I have not had a nose bleed in months.. i hardly ever exhale out my nose though..

    i just replied to this to say that I like your red eyed tree frog.. I have been working on a scratchboard of one for awhile now.. decided to do a color one so it is taking me forever to finish it..
     
  7. Blackross

    Blackross Full Member

    Feb 27, 2010
    Georgia
    Yeah i am discovering that old habits from my smoking days don't pass well into the vaping world.

    Scared the piss out of me tonight (2am) thought i was finally having an aneurysm, and was getting ready for it....

    then i was like yea... i've been vaping out the nose alot lately wonder if that was it, checked here. ok, i WILL try not to vape out the nose for a few and see if that fixes it.
     
  8. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal

    Yeah, it's definitely freaky when it happens but it's no biggie I suppose. Still haven't happened to me since I'm not exhaling through my nose anymore, good luck to you ! :)
     
  9. Xanax

    Xanax Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2010
    East Coast
    I have had 4 nosebleeds since I started vaping. It got to the point where I could actually feel them coming on and stop them with a very strange technique of taking in some water in my mouth and shooting it up/out torwards my sinuses and nostrils and ultimately the water comes out my nose, it's uncomfortable at first but I'm used to
    It and it actually feels good after you do it. Kind of extreme way to take care of that problem but it works!- just don't do it in public LOLLL
     
  10. Zenfrogs

    Zenfrogs Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2010
    Virginia
    Lol !! I have tried to cut down on my nose exhale... Plus my son thinks it looks like a dragon :) weird or not... I'm not afraid ... Hehe... But I can't feel them coming on... Drinking more water has helped too though.
     
  11. firechick

    firechick Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 24, 2009
    Upstate New York
    I have had nosebleeds since I was a kid. Plain saline sinus spray helps to keep the tissue from drying out and can help prevent the problem.
     
  12. Zenfrogs

    Zenfrogs Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2010
    Virginia
    going to try it!
     
  13. firechick

    firechick Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 24, 2009
    Upstate New York
    Zen, it's inexpensive and drug free so you can use it several times a day. A neti pot or sinus rinse kit available at most drug stores will also work for rinsing and moisturizing. Helps with allergies, too!
     
  14. 316lvm

    316lvm Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 5, 2009
    southern minnesota
    :ohmy: :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Experienced a few moments like that
     
  15. Ragamuffin

    Ragamuffin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 25, 2010
    US
    I had to laugh when I saw the title of this thread. Not at the poster, but just because I have lived with chronic nosebleeds all my life, since I was less than 2 yrs old. I'm talking about ambulance-ride to the ER nosebleeds. Severe anemia, thin-lining of my nasal passages and sinuses, stuff like that and having the inside of my nose burnt repeatedly to form scar tissue 12 times, it made my life a living hell till I started to outgrow it. I still got a few when I smoked cigs, but only when the weather was cold and my house was dry-we have electric heat. I have to use a humidifier in the winter when I have one. But with this vaping, I need a humidifier and can't find one in the middle of June! Have had a few unexpected nosebleeds, woke my up actually, or just when bending over, but I'm used to it from my childhood. It's definitely the drying out of the nasal passages with the vaping ingredients, so anything that will lessen that and increase moistness is a good thing.
     
  16. nicnac

    nicnac Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 6, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Been vaping for 3 weeks and I have found dead blood when blowing my nose
     
  17. Ragamuffin

    Ragamuffin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 25, 2010
    US
    Yeah, this seems to be a common side effect of the vapor. I'm used to nosebleeds, but most people aren't. I can highly recommend that you keep the room you spend all your time in as moist as possible, I use a humidifier all year round, when I have one that works. And use saline nasal spray, but not all day every day. Saline can also work the opposite if you do it too much. Mucous (spelling?) is necessary to some extent to flush crud out of your sinuses and nasal passages. You don't want to rinse all of it away. But you do want to be able to breath. I love the way I feel when I sleep with my humidifier on all night, and turn it off before heading to work. Even in the summer, a light mist is great for my breathing. And a cool mist one works wonders.

    I'd hate to see anyone here get an unstoppable nosebleed from too much vaping and exhaling through the nose and have to have your nose packed at the ER. You'll punch someone in the face, it hurts so bad!
     
  18. Zenfrogs

    Zenfrogs Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2010
    Virginia
    i am grateful that the nosebleeds have stopped (knock on wood). I can't imagine having one that would not stop...
     
  19. HoPeFuLLL

    HoPeFuLLL Moved On

    May 19, 2010
    Perth Australia
    This has given me hints for my own issue. When I quit smoking my sense of smell came back strongly. I loved some of the subtle vapes but now I have noticed my smell is not so good and my taste buds are lacking.

    Maybe time to wet my nose more :)
     
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