Although it does not affect everyone, vaper’s tongue is a condition experienced by regular vapers. This puzzling condition has affected a large number of vapers each year, (sometimes without the user even knowing that is what is going on). While common, many users are unaware of this condition until after they have started feeling the effects.
Vaper’s tongue (also known as vaper’s fatigue) is a condition that at some point will affect the majority of those who vape regularly. It comes on very unexpectedly and causes the user to no longer experience vaping in the same manner they normally do. While casual users do not need to worry too much about this occurring, those who smoke long and or regular sessions should be aware they are at risk for this to happen.
It may come as no surprise that people tend to think there is some sort of an issue within your mouth when you think of vaper’s tongue. And while it can be triggered by certain aspects in your mouth (like damaged taste buds), it is often the nose that is the real culprit and cause of the issue.
Vaper’s tongue may feel like it is all happening at once, but your loss of smell or taste experience this slowly over time. It is just once it has reached a more obvious point that the user becomes truly aware of this medical condition.
But fret not vape lovers. In most cases, the effects of this phenomenon usually last somewhere between one and three days. Unfortunately, for those who get a more severe case, it can persist for as long as two weeks.
Before you can fix the problem, you first need to figure out why it is happening. Some common reasons people get vaper’s tongue include (but are not limited to):
One of the most common issues to wreak havoc on your ability to taste is dehydration. During this ailment, the person will often experience a sort of white coating built-up on their tongue. This coating tends to dull the ability to taste, and if severe enough (or not treated), dehydration can become quite serious or even deadly.
Just like when people tend to stick with a certain brand of cigarettes, people can get “hooked” on their favorite flavor of e-liquids. Unfortunately, when it comes to vaping, too much of the same flavor can be a bad thing. The entire purpose of your taste buds is to provide you the ability to detect and taste a wide assortment of flavors. If you are only providing the same thing every single day, then it will be no surprise when they get bored.
If you are sick and suddenly notice an inability to taste the flavor of your vape, then most likely that is the culprit. Often times, illnesses can alter the sense of taste and smell. These illnesses often include (but are not limited to): Autoimmune Diseases, Cold, Gingivitis, Injuries to the head, Nervous System Disorders, Periodontal Disease, Sinus infection, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Zinc Deficiency
A frequent side effect of many prescription medications is dry mouth. Not to mention, some treatment methods can damage your salivary glands which in turn will negatively affect your sense of smell. Common drugs that can cause dry mouth can include (but are not limited to: ACE Inhibitors, Antidepressants, Arthritis Drugs, Beta-Blockers, Blood Pressure Medication, Thyroid Drugs
Losing any ability is not fun, and vaper’s fatigue is far from pleasant. To help rid yourself of these effects as quickly as possible, try some of these tried and true methods:
Although it may seem like a no-brainer, as it can aggravate your systems, even more, you take a break from your vape pen when dealing with this condition. If you are unable to completely forego vaping, try to limit it as much as possible.
Many illnesses (like the common cold), can cause the loss of taste and smell. Whether you are sick or just trying to stay healthy, look for ways to help boost your immunity (like increasing your citrus fruit intake). Only after you are healthy will your senses return to normal.
Regardless of what caused your case of vaper’s fatigue, one of the key steps to getting rid of it as quickly as possible is to stay hydrated. This means drink plenty of water and cut back on other beverages that can dry your mouth out (like alcohol or caffeine).
When you are brushing your teeth, it is not just about the care of your teeth and gums. You also need to brush your tongue, and consider using a mouthwash with oral hydration properties). Keeping your tongue clean is a great way to not only help get rid of vaper’s tongue quickly but also as a helpful preventative measure. While it will not deter it forever, proper oral health care can help significantly reduce your chances of contracting it.
This common ailment can easily make you wonder if something is wrong with your device, but before you go rushing out for a new dry herb vaporizer, take the time to check and see if everything is working in proper order. Is your coil okay? All your connections in place correctly? After you have gone through your checklist and determined your device is in order, you need to consider the possibility it is you and that you are experiencing a round of vaper’s tongue.
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