Bloody Nipples???

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    Oct 25, 2009 10:55 PM GMT
    So when you read this, chances are you'll either kinda freak out and find it amusing, or you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. At least for me, I've gone 35 years of my life without even considering the problem I've been dealing with for the past 2 years. Anyway, here goes...

    So I'm a runner, and when I run longer distances (5+ miles), especially outside and on colder days, my nipples get hard. No biggie. The catch is that repetitive rubbing from my shirt causes my nipples to chafe. Chafing then leads to bleeding.

    As I'm sure you can imagine, this isn't the most stylish look to run in public in...much less the pain. I do wear technical t-shirts as opposed to cotton, I've tried some ultra glide product used to prevent chafing in sports, and used bandaids as pasties, but since I sweat so much, these only work for awhile.

    Anyone have any suggestions or pointers?
  • EricLA

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    Oct 26, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    Cover them in band aids.
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Oct 26, 2009 12:05 AM GMT
    you know those patches lil'kim has like the nipple cover try that.. know a bit weird but they stay on no matter what!
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    Oct 26, 2009 12:07 AM GMT
    a DD size bra ? :p

    or cut little holes in your top gear to let nipples breathe some fresh air.

    you basically need to find more adhesive strips.
    maybe stuff by Dr Scholl, for the feet but they really stick.
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    Oct 26, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    The Canterbry underarmour cold weather tops are fantastic, i trained, ran and survived a marathon back in May with out blisters or bleeding nipples.

    Underarmour is the way to go!
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    Oct 26, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
    DreamshapersTM
    Daisy Nipple Covers


    or band aids
  • sfjock11

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    Oct 26, 2009 1:03 AM GMT
    Go "shirtless" of course!
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    Oct 26, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
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  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 26, 2009 1:08 AM GMT
    winstonguy saidDuct tape. Rub the area around your nipples with rubbing alcohol first.


    But first go tanning, then use tabasco sauce before the rubbing alcohol.
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    Oct 26, 2009 1:19 AM GMT
    Run shirtless on your training runs. On race days, apply bandages to your nipples.

    If neither of those appeal to you, then consider wearing a sleeveless compression shirt or tank top, like Under Armour or Nike Pro.
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    Oct 26, 2009 1:30 AM GMT
    I only had bloody nipples ONCE and will never let it happen again.

    Lots of good ideas here. I use Vaseline on my feet, nipples and groin to keep it chafe and blister free. Shirtless is an option too.

    Vaseline does stain and it will look like you're lactating.icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 26, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    Compression shirt helped me 100% with my "nipple-stigmata" problem.
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    Oct 26, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    KAT72 saidSo when you read this, chances are you'll either kinda freak out and find it amusing, or you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. At least for me, I've gone 35 years of my life without even considering the problem I've been dealing with for the past 2 years. Anyway, here goes...

    So I'm a runner, and when I run longer distances (5+ miles), especially outside and on colder days, my nipples get hard. No biggie. The catch is that repetitive rubbing from my shirt causes my nipples to chafe. Chafing then leads to bleeding.

    As I'm sure you can imagine, this isn't the most stylish look to run in public in...much less the pain. I do wear technical t-shirts as opposed to cotton, I've tried some ultra glide product used to prevent chafing in sports, and used bandaids as pasties, but since I sweat so much, these only work for awhile.

    Anyone have any suggestions or pointers?


    Vaseline
    Under-Armour
  • Sparkycat

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    Oct 26, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    that liquid stuff you can paint on cuts and scrapes, seals them and acts sort of like a bandaid...buy wherever bandaids are sold. I've no idea how it stands up to sweat.
  • nhnelson

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    Oct 26, 2009 3:56 AM GMT
    dude. compression shirt for sure. it's worked wonders for me.
  • PDaddy

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    Oct 26, 2009 4:02 AM GMT
    Body glide works for a little while, but for a long run, the nipple covers are the way to go. They look stupid under your shirt, but since I'm sitting here with day 2 of sore nips, I wish I had worn them again.
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    Oct 26, 2009 4:04 AM GMT
    how come people are making fun of this. ...I suggest you see a doctor and it could be something much more serious....and not taking it seriously for 2 years??? If it was caused by you running...do what expecting mothers do and oil your nipples so that they dont get dry...but i still feel like you should see a doctor.
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    Oct 26, 2009 4:39 AM GMT
    Not a serious problem tereseus1 - and a doctor would look at him sideways. A little dab of vaseline and band aids that cover the entire nipple should work just fine. For "fashion embarrassment" challenges, stay away from white or other bright colors that might show the bandaids thru the shirt.

    After running, take a nice shower and moisturize nipple area with either more vaseline or moisturizer of your choice.

    Also on the market / internet; http://www.nipguards.com/

    Safe running!!
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    Oct 26, 2009 10:04 AM GMT
    I've run over 30 marathons and have seen a lot of bloody tee shirts through the years. Maybe these two pieces of advice might help....

    1) never wear a cotton tee shirt..it's a guarenteed sore nipple. Wear a micro fiber tee shirt that you have trained in and know won't chaffe.

    2) this is the best one.... go to the drug store and buy Skin Sheild Liquid bandage. It looks like a clear fingernail polish. Apply it to your nipples and let dry before you put on a shirt. The liquid bandage will last through a marathon and it is sort of fun to peel off when you are taking a post race shower. Good luck and happy runnning
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    Oct 26, 2009 10:08 AM GMT
    my nipples only get bloody when i wear my sandpaper bra
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    Oct 26, 2009 10:35 AM GMT
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    Oct 26, 2009 10:36 AM GMT
    Body Glide works great between the thighs. For a bigger guy like you, you might also apply BG along your lats to avoid chaffing where your triceps rub against lats.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 27, 2009 9:24 PM GMT
    AAAck jeez- u must have pointed nipples
    use Surgeons skin secret in a roll on works on chaffed elbows or knees. Never had bloody nips -sorry to hear it exists!

    www.surgeonsskinsecret.com or off QVC
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    Oct 28, 2009 3:06 AM GMT
    26mileman saidI only had bloody nipples ONCE and will never let it happen again.

    Lots of good ideas here. I use Vaseline on my feet, nipples and groin to keep it chafe and blister free. Shirtless is an option too.

    Vaseline does stain and it will look like you're lactating.icon_eek.gif



    Did this and it worked like a charm. Don't know about the stainage yet though. Thanks though! On to the next experiment.
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    Oct 28, 2009 3:19 AM GMT
    office-bloody-nipples.jpg I did not know it was that common.