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Dry, DRY throat, what can I do?

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by darkmoondreamer, Aug 20, 2009.

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  1. darkmoondreamer

    darkmoondreamer Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2009
    Tyler, Texas
    Okay, I figured the first few days would be an adjustment period to inhaling a new substance, but my throat feels horrible still after 7 days..VERY dry and uncomfortable throat 24 hours a day without ease. I've tried gargling salt water but it doesn't help. Has anyone else had this problem and solved it?
  2. jeffakamax

    jeffakamax Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2009
    Drink more - brought ot you by Occam's razor
  3. darkmoondreamer

    darkmoondreamer Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2009
    Tyler, Texas
    Jeff I am already drinking all day long, from morning until bedtime and it's not helping :(
  4. Melwig

    Melwig Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    Drink more water, hot tea if you like that, iced if you don't and also if you can drink milk which "coats" just a little. I "managed" the dry throat symptoms this way for close to 3 months before they stopped. I also found that switching PV's around, especially from a lower to a higher vapor production made the issue a little worse, although nothing I could not handle.
    Chew gum if you like that, anything that will increase your saliva production. You will adjust in time, but it can take a while. Meantime irrigating your system a bit more than you might otherwise is not a bad thing overall. Most of us could use drinking a little more water.

    Hope this helps
  5. SLDS181

    SLDS181 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 11, 2009
    Western NJ
    I would also recommend making sure you know that it is the vapor thats bothering your throat.

    You might be sick and thinking its the PV.
  6. darkmoondreamer

    darkmoondreamer Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2009
    Tyler, Texas
    Thank you all for the suggestions. I will try the milk and hot tea with honey. I hope it eases with time, it makes vaping uncomfortable for me....
  7. bigfatguy

    bigfatguy Full Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    columbus, ohio
    I find sour candy helped me. I like lemonheads.
  8. nikomoul

    nikomoul Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 16, 2009
    I've been posting around this forum about my throat problems since i started vaping. i had very dry/sore throat and finally lost my voice. Drinking water did not help. And be careful because a lot of "throat relief" sprays at the drug store contain pg and/or vg!
    The only thing that provided temporary relief was eating some tomatoes with olive oil. The oil lubricated my throat.
    Finally, my voice came back after i had stopped vaping. Some people think it's caused by the pg, others say try vg. I tried vg and got bad stomach problems. Now i'm going to try peg (the non-pg juice from nuvape). It's my last hope.:(
  9. MissVapor

    MissVapor Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2009
    Vapin Hot Florida
    try peg liquid from throat never feels dry..I couldnt take pg and vg..
  10. bizzyb0t

    bizzyb0t Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2009
    Denver CO, USA
    I combat the dry throat by always sipping something when I'm vaping. Usually Crystal Light or some sort.

    The upside, is that I'm keeping myself more hydrated!
  11. jimik

    jimik Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2009
    Spring Hill, Fl
    I've never had severe dry throat, but my mouth gets a bit dry when vaping pure PG liquid. I use VG in my mix to remedy it, and it sees to do the trick for me.
  12. Webby

    Webby Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2009
    You could easily have any number of alergic reactions to PG - I'd bring this up to your GP and see if there is a test he can run. It wouldn't hurt to get a referral to an Ears, Nose and Throat specialist.

    As mentioned already, you could also just have a pre-existing cold or flu and the vapor is aggitating the issue. For the sake of your health, I'd put your PV down for a few days and (if you don't have a cold or flu to get over) see if the symptoms go away.

    One more thought - since PVs don't get smaller, there is no sense of "consuming" it like you do with an analog. I always advise my new customers to take it slow to start with as you will tend to "over vape" because the product and concept is new. usually after a week or so, the novelty wears off and you go to vaping in a more normal fashion representative to your old smoking habits.

    Of course I'm no doctor, but I did take one to a Holiday Inn Express one night...
  13. darkmoondreamer

    darkmoondreamer Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2009
    Tyler, Texas
    Thanks all for the great advice. Webby, you made me laugh out loud, haha! Actually, I'm feeling much better now! I think you are right about adjusting to normal "smoking" habits after the new wears off. I know I am not ill, I think it was just "getting used" to the new substance I was inhaling. All is fine now :)
  14. Rogue X2 v2

    Rogue X2 v2 Moved On

    Apr 27, 2009
    Cough/throat drops work almost instantly for me. :thumbs:
  15. t-frax

    t-frax Full Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 28, 2009
    Southern Cali
    i know the feeling. i drank so much water to moisten my mouth the first week and ended up having to go to the restroom every 10 mins and still had a dry throat.
  16. rjp44

    rjp44 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2009
    West Chester, OH
    I'm having the same problem. Thinking back, it didn't start until I was trying a different flavor. I'll go back to the original 2 I was vapping and see if the sore throat goes away.
  17. doots

    doots Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2009
    Drink more fluids during this period. You are probably adjusting is all..
  18. TheLizinator

    TheLizinator Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2009
    Indianapolis, IN
    Gargle warm salt water. No kidding, a dentist will tell you when you are healing oral surgery, the salt water hydrates the mouth/throat and facilitates healing because it cleanses. Saline replaces the moisture lost. I'm thinking 1/2 tsp. to a cup of warm water? Google it and find out the best proportions. Also, as everyone else recommends drink water. Good, purified, reverse osmosis water has chlorine and fluoride removed and does more for your health & well being than anything else you can do. Learn to like it straight up to replace any soda or juice you might ordinarily drink and you eliminate empty calories and sugars. Artificial sweeteners are not a suitable substitute for sugar as they wreak havoc with your body's hunger/satiety signals and carbonation introduces acids & CO2 into your system. Caffeine in coffee, tea & soda dehydrates as a natural diurectic and ultimately dries you out. Water, water, water!
  19. Adverb

    Adverb Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 5, 2009
    Water and Altoids.
  20. jj2

    jj2 Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 30, 2009
    Hundred Acre Wood
    Do the high end of what's recommended for your daily intake of water, the norm is anywhere from 8-12 cups of water.
    0.5 ounces x Body Weight in Pounds = Daily Fluid Requirement in ounces
    Now there's a positive to add to the arguement. Vaping sure gets a person to drink their daily intake.
    I also carry around Hall's Defense. Nothing wrong with a little extra vitamin C.
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