Nipple chafing

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    Jun 27, 2013 8:21 PM GMT
    What do you do about nipple chafing after running ?

    I didn't have this problem before because I've just started doing long distances, but now it happens everytime, I get home and there are little blood stains on my shirt.

    The pain isn't really that bad , until I get in the shower then it really stings. Does anyone have tips for this ?

    I don't want it to become an excuse for me to stop running icon_exclaim.gif
  • popobtc

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    Jun 27, 2013 11:09 PM GMT
    Compression Shirt.
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    Jun 28, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    Bandaids are the cheapest and easiest solution. Actually, I take that back.. running shirtless is the cheapest and easiest solution. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 28, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    Vaseline works well but stains clothing.

    It works wonders for me "downstairs" too better than bodyglide ever did and for a fraction of the price.
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    Jun 28, 2013 4:36 AM GMT
    What xrichx said. I got a box of bandaids at CVS and put one on each nipple, oriented vertically so that they're less likely to snag on things. I don't take them off afterwards and change each one when the adhesive starts to lose its grip. Sounds gross leaving them on but my nipples don't get moldy or anything.

    Works like a charm.
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    Jun 28, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    Thanks I'll try bandaids then !

  • Jun 28, 2013 3:53 PM GMT
    Either way there's kind of a downside but I run everyday, and Vaseline is the fastest, cheapest, and most effective thing I've come across.
  • rnch

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    Jun 28, 2013 4:02 PM GMT
    Run Shirtless!


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  • Kel_

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    Jun 28, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    Wear a training bra.

  • Jun 28, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    Kel_ saidWear a training bra.
    yeah do that....
  • Kel_

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    Jun 28, 2013 4:31 PM GMT
    Quirkyrunner94 said
    Kel_ saidWear a training bra.
    yeah do that....


    It's called humor.
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    Jun 28, 2013 4:34 PM GMT
    Kel_ said
    Quirkyrunner94 said
    Kel_ saidWear a training bra.
    yeah do that....


    It's called humor.
    They don't make a training bra in my size!
    *sigh*
  • Kel_

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    Jun 28, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    Genre said
    Kel_ said
    Quirkyrunner94 said
    Kel_ saidWear a training bra.
    yeah do that....


    It's called humor.
    They don't make a training bra in my size!
    *sigh*


    I'll hold them for you David icon_razz.gif
  • madsexy

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    Jun 28, 2013 4:40 PM GMT
    When I'm running with a shirt - as rarely as possible, now that the warm weather is here - I use a double approach meaning bandaids with a touch of Vaseline under the bandaid pad and a compression shirt. Chafed nippies are the WORST!
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    Jun 29, 2013 2:33 PM GMT
    Running shirtless is not an option haha I don't have the body for it !
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    Jun 29, 2013 7:11 PM GMT
    Saad22 saidRunning shirtless is not an option haha I don't have the body for it !


    You look great. Try to be less self-conscious.

    I'm 60 and have and old man's body to prove it. I run shirtless when it's hot. I have old lady saggy boobs. Babies burst into tears when I go by.
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    Jun 29, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    you can either put band aids on over them, before you run, or apply body glide over them. band aids work better. (i'm a cyclist - i use body glide to head off chafing below the waist...)
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    Jun 29, 2013 7:17 PM GMT
    I put a little Neosporin on. Works great.
  • rnch

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    Jun 29, 2013 7:34 PM GMT
    Saad22 saidRunning shirtless is not an option haha I don't have the body for it !



    Judging by your profile pics; you indeed DO have the body for it!



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    Jun 29, 2013 8:00 PM GMT
    Saad22 saidRunning shirtless is not an option haha I don't have the body for it !

    you most certainly do!
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    Jun 29, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
    I used to get nipple chafing, BAD. Then I started using snake bites on my nipples (not for that reason) but that really made my nipples completely resistant to chafing and now I never do.
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    Jun 29, 2013 8:23 PM GMT
    Compression shirt works great - but I've also used Band-Aids, Vaseline and Neosporin which all work fine.

    There's also a product called Bag Balm that comes in a little green tin. Originally it was meant for irritated cow udders...but it works like a charm on nipples too.

    If I forget beforehand and get chafed nips I put some on before the shower and it creates a protective layer to avoid that lovely stinging sensation
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jun 29, 2013 8:39 PM GMT
    rnch saidRun Shirtless!


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    survey says #1 answer!!!!
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    Jul 01, 2013 1:06 AM GMT
    BODYGLIDE on your nips
    http://www.bodyglide.com/



  • IgnatiusReill...

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    Jul 01, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    Saad22 saidWhat do you do about nipple chafing after running ?

    I didn't have this problem before because I've just started doing long distances, but now it happens everytime, I get home and there are little blood stains on my shirt.

    The pain isn't really that bad , until I get in the shower then it really stings. Does anyone have tips for this ?

    I don't want it to become an excuse for me to stop running icon_exclaim.gif


    I wear a sleeveless compression shirt to prevent chafing of the nipples and pits, but during warm weather I run shirtless.