Jogger's Nipple-What a pain!

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12/05/2009 at 11:05
Hi All
I jog on average 9 miles a week and as I increase my miles the soreness andchaffing on my nipples has worsened. I wear the right sports bras. I have tried band aids, but still get painful areolae when removing them and painful nipples when jogging. I have tried Vaseline and other chafe reducing creams and they stain my clothing and the nipple soreness kicks in halfway through my jogs!I have heard about nip-guards, but don't know where to get them, some are available via the net, but after reading reviews they can be painful to remove. What can I do? Please help!
12/05/2009 at 11:09
bodyglide. you can buy it from various running sites (wiggle do free postage). it doesn't stain your clothes apparently. i don't suffer from this problem thank the lord but i have read about bodyglide from other forumites.
good luck!
12/05/2009 at 11:36

I've never heard of women getting this while wearing a sports bra! 

I'd guess that your bra is not fitting you properly, although you say you wear the "right" sports bra.  Have you been fitted for a bra by someone who knows what they are doing?

If all else fails, my OH uses wide micropore tape on his nipples.  It comes off quite easily afterwards.

Oh, and by the way, it's CHAFING.  Only one F.

Where is this idea that it has two effs coming from?  It keeps popping up on the forum.  Is it because chay-fing sounds all posh and noncy or something?

Edited: 12/05/2009 at 11:45
12/05/2009 at 12:29
As a guy I find micropore works fine
12/05/2009 at 14:48

What's micropore?

Wilkie - The spell checker recognises chaffing and chafing

12/05/2009 at 14:53
micropore is a clear breathable tape that doesn't leave a sticky residue - originally developed for medical use but now widely available...........

I don't find it sticks as well as zinc oxide tape though
12/05/2009 at 14:55

It may well, but unless 1of10 is processing grain in her bra, her chafing is spelt with one.  Spell checkers are why we can't spell any more.

Micropore is tape used for sticking bandages/surgical dressings to patients.  I use two tiny scraps for running, and  it works a treat.  Get it at supermakets, chemists etc.

12/05/2009 at 15:03
Do they stick well and stay on if you get sweaty?
Edited: 12/05/2009 at 15:04
12/05/2009 at 15:09

But chaffing has a totally different meaning, Richard. 

Nothing to do with red sore skin, and more to do with codes and encryption.

12/05/2009 at 15:12
As in separating the chaff
12/05/2009 at 15:20
12/05/2009 at 15:27
RB, I have run a marathon with a cross of micropore on each nipple. and it has stayed on no problem - even in the rain.  THis was just own brand supermarket cheap stuff, 99p a roll I think.
12/05/2009 at 15:31
I'll be down the supermarket at the weekend and give it a go, thanks.
12/05/2009 at 15:46
Standard sticky elastoplast is just as good if not better. That's the cloth elastoplast. I used to sweat micropore off.
12/05/2009 at 15:57
The cloth elastoplast does stick well but doesn't come off easily at the end and has the same effect as a wax.
LIVERBIRD    pirate
12/05/2009 at 16:42

It's defo the wrong size sports bra. I've had sore nipples from wearing the wrong one.

I only need bodyglide underneath them where the elastic sits on my ribcage.

LOL at Wilkie correcting spelling again......

12/05/2009 at 16:53

It just rubs me the wrong way, LB

(see what I did there?)

LIVERBIRD    pirate
12/05/2009 at 16:55

*passes Wilkie the Bodyglide*

We can't have you chaffing now can we?

*runs off*

LIVERBIRD    pirate
12/05/2009 at 16:55
12/05/2009 at 17:42

If you take a standard waterproof elastoplast and cut out the middle dressing part, the ends are perfect as nipple protectors. They won't rub off and can be left on for more than one run (lifestyle permiting!)

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