What Is Vaper’s Tongue?
It is not uncommon for e-cigarette users to experience a sensation known as ‘vaper’s tongue’. In this post we will be discussing how and why vaper’s tongue comes about, and some top tips for overcoming it.
So What Is Vaper’s Tongue?
This is not an uncommon occurrence amongst vapers and will usually go away on its own, although there are a few things you can do to possibly speed up the process.
What Can Cause This?
There are a number of things that can cause a person’s sense of taste to become dulled or to change. One of the main things that e-cigarette users suspect to be the cause id using the same flavour e-liquid for too long. Although that particular flavour may be your favourite all day vape, prolonged use can lead to no longer being able to taste the flavour at all.
Some other, slightly more scientific reasons for vapers tongue could be damage to your taste buds or a problem affecting your sense of smell. If you have recently switched from smoking to vaping you may find that you struggle to taste some of the e-liquids you try.
This is because smoking can cause damage to your taste buds, dulling your ability to taste more muted e-liquids. This ca also be said for those who both smoke and use an e-cigarette, after smoking your sense of taste can be impaired.
In some cases, vaper’s tongue can simply be caused by dehydration, which can obviously lead to more serious problems if not addressed. It is always recommended that you drink enough water every day, whether you are experiencing a problem or not.
You may have noticed that when you are feeling under the weather food and drink doesn’t taste quite as good. This is because your sense of smell plays a big part in how things taste. If you are suffering from a blocked nose you may find that your e-liquid taste different or that you can barely taste it at all.
Things To Try
Vaper’s tongue will usually go away on its own over time, your taste buds heal quickly and it will often only last a week or two. But there are a few things you can try to help it along:
- Kick the habit – if you are still smoking, it would be beneficial in more ways than one to consider giving up smoking altogether.
- Switch up your flavour – If you have been using the same e-liquid for a long time, a little change could make a big difference. Who knows, you may even find something you like more!
- Cleanse or shock your senses – Many people will recommend a palette cleanser such as smelling fresh coffee beans to help reawaken your senses. You can also try sucking on a wedge of lemon, using mouthwash, or vaping a strong menthol flavour to help reset your taste buds.
- Stay hydrated – If you are guilty of not drinking enough water, vaper’s tongue could be your bodies way of telling you to grab a glass of water!
If you find that the issue persists beyond a couple of weeks, and you are struggling to taste food and drink as well as just your e-liquid, it may be an idea to pay your GP a visit as this could be a sign of a different issue.
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