Vapers Tongue: What is it and how do get rid of it?
Vapers Tongue is the term used for a sudden loss of flavour from your e-liquids. It occurs when your taste buds become fatigued from over exposure to (usually) one e-liquid flavour, causing a temporary loss of flavour sensation.
It can be a nightmare, especially if you’ve never come across this problem before. You could be forgiven for thinking your taste buds have gone blind. MY EYES!!! Wait… MY TONGUES EYES!!!! But don’t worry, there are ways to get your taste buds back and to stop vapers tongue from ever rearing its ugly head again.
First of all, to get your taste buds back you need some strong flavours to kick your buds butt. Try a plain, strong menthol e-liquid. This will show them who’s (flavour) boss. If that doesn’t work, strong coffee, pickled onion crisps, lemon juice…. You get the idea.
Now, to keep you from ever getting vapers tongue again all you have to do is follow a few simple rules:
- Stay hydrated. Vegetable Glycerine is a natural humectant, which means it draws moisture from its surroundings. A lack of hydration can lead to vapers tongue, or at least, certainly compound the problem.
- Rotate your e-liquids. Don’t vape the same thing all day. Having more than one e-cig setup, each with very different types of e-liquid in is an easy way to achieve this.
- Brush your teeth more and use mouthwash. This helps reset your taste buds.
From my own experience this condition seems to widely effect newer vapers. Probably because their taste buds are already buggered from all of the smoking they have been doing. I haven’t personally had vapers tongue in many years. I have several setups on the go at any one time and I rarely vape the same thing for more than a couple of days, but I do remember how stressful it was. If you suffer with vapers tongue hopefully this article will have helped you in some way.