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  1. Ron L. Cook

    Ron L. Cook New Member

    Oct 3, 2017
    Palm Coast Florida
    Hello everyone,
    I am new to vaping after being on analogs for about 12 years. I bought my wife and myself the new penguin and we love it. Been about 5 days since I've been able to vape as last Thursday my doctor did a deep clean on my ears and removed a lot of wax from around my right eardrum he assured me it's a non hygiene issue that he suffers from too much wax as well. I think it somehow irritated things because my throat has been extremely sore since. To the point where i can only smoke, vaping makes it hurt really bad. Is there a time limit I should wait before trying to vape again? I stay hydrated that isn't an issue. By the way I'm married have 4 boys all but 1 grown and out of the house. We live near Daytona Beach in Flagler county 1 county north. I Hope to make some frienda here and get back to vaping asap. Thanks for your time and any suggestions appreciated.
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  2. classwife

    classwife Admin Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Welcome Ron !
    Moved you to New Members from Ask The Veterans :)
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  3. VictorViper

    VictorViper Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2013
    Hey Ron, and welcome! I'd just play it by ear (ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh), and keep trying the vape periodically until it isn't unpleasant anymore. The inner ear canals are really close to your soft palate, so I have to assume some irritation is at play. Do, of course, see the doc if the sore throat persists.

    I'd suggest trying your wife's vape too. I find when juice has had an opportunity to sit it can be very unpleasant until the old stuff vapes off and makes way for the fresh stuff. Especially true with tank systems, in my experience.
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  4. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    I'm assuming it's irritation too and I hope it clears up soon! IDK if your doc does "info" calls, but you might want to call and ask about the throat irritation if so, because it does seem to me it *might* be a sign of problems, or even unrelated? You could have caught strep? I remember my kiddo's pediatrician had "sick" and "well" waiting rooms and all it did, (since there wasn't any division between them really, and the toys, books, and air were all "shared") was make me MORE aware of all the invisible germs floating around....

    Hope it clears up soon and you can get back to vaping, and welcome to ECF.

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  5. rob33

    rob33 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 20, 2009
    Concord, NC
    Ron, welcome to the forum. I don't know much about the Penguin system. Some new vapers have sensitivity to either the PG or VG. PG mostly can cause throat irritation, VG mostly lungs and sinus irritation. You could try a lower percentage of PG eliquid and some use a Hall's cough drop till they get accustomed to the eliquid. Hope can be of some help, keep us informed.
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  6. Grimwald

    Grimwald Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 12, 2012
    Lawrence KS
    Just a thought. My wife gets throat irritation from too much PG. You might try a different liquid.

    I've never tried the Penguin...It's on my list...but when I have a cold or something, I sometimes have to go to an older setup (like and evod or protank) and vape at lower power until I get over it.
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  7. suprtrkr

    suprtrkr ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    That is utterly beyond me. I have never heard of such a thing and have no idea how or why it might be happening. I will, however, welcome you to the board and hope you are able to vape again soon.
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  8. Diver9543

    Diver9543 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 26, 2015
    Oklahoma City, OK, USA
    Hello and welcome. I would also recommend talking with your doctor. It could be a multitude of different things causing the irritation.
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  9. mcclintock

    mcclintock Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2014
    Early on in vaping I got a cold and couldn't vape for a day. What I noticed when I restarted was the first hit was tough, but it wasn't actually hurting my throat much. It sets off the irritation, but doesn't particularly cause it. Smoking causes tiny scratches in the throat and liquid nicotine condenses on them.
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  10. Possum64

    Possum64 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2017
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hi Ron, and welcome to the forum. I hope you are feeling better soon. You have already received some great advice here!
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  11. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Welcome and glad you joined.
    Sore throat can be caused by a few vape related problems. PG and some nicotine combinations can be problematic.
    Suggest you run a test and purchase a small amount of e-liquid which is 100% made with VG with and without nicotine (plain USP grade VG will work too).
    Please see : V5. Intolerance to e-liquid ingredients
    A list of symptoms when quitting tobacco and changing to an ecigarette
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  12. djsvapour

    djsvapour ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2012
    England and Wales
    The penguin is quite a strong vape and often quite harsh even with the 0.6ohm as opposed to the lower resistance one.
    I don't think I could vape it with any kind of sensitivity going on.
    Sorry to hear about your troubles.
    My plan when things are not going well is to vape gently with older kit a bit like @Grimwald

    The penguin drifts in and out of my life. Mostly, the drawbacks are too much for me.
    *I MTL with basic tanks from 2015-2016 (around 12-14w) and DTL almost exclusively with Eleaf coils unless I use a rebuildable dripping atomizer or squonk set-up.
    (It's another language sometimes, I'm sorry*).
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  13. Gramdogg

    Gramdogg Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2016
    Fredericton NB Canada
    I vape menthol when I'm sick. I love it anyways but more so when sick.
  14. Coastal Cowboy

    Coastal Cowboy This aggression will not stand, man! Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    Alabama Gulf Coast
    That would make an awesome secret agent code phrase. To which I would respond, "the throat hit of high PG and high nicotine hurts."

    Sorry... couldn't resist. :D
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