Sore Nipples

Advice on reducing and or treating sore nips

10 messages
17/11/2012 at 20:13

I have starting running further in preperation for a Marathon next year and over the long distances, mainly above about 9/10 miles i am getting very sore nips especially in the colder weather and unfortunatly most of my running for the next few months will be in close to 0 degress or below as in the north of scotland, so any advice would be very much appreciated.


17/11/2012 at 20:15

Stick plasters over them.

17/11/2012 at 20:59
Tape them with elastoplast or as its cold wear a compression top under your t shirt. That's what I do and have never had an issue.
17/11/2012 at 22:15

Sticky plasters works for me.  If you've hairy nipples, take 'em off in the bath.

17/11/2012 at 23:45

Micropore tape - very small patches of.

18/11/2012 at 03:36

Zinc oxide tape (get mine from e-bay)

PSC    pirate
18/11/2012 at 07:03
Cut a half inch square of zinc oxide tape and stick it on the nipple. That way you avoid the hair. Chest shaving exposes the nips to more rubbing, so if you do shave the torso, best to trim rather than shave buff bare! You can buy proper plasters called nip guards. But I would suggest that is just a waste of money. Body glide or vas also helps although this can rub off. Ultimate solution - nip removal surgery,
18/11/2012 at 20:51
If in doubt use the gaffer tape!!
18/11/2012 at 22:12

Just peel zinc oxide tape off after bath or shower post run & try to avoid sticking over hairs when applying!

21/11/2012 at 11:08

I'd also recommend buying a product like "Bodyglide" or "Brave Soldier Friction Zone" - both have worked fine for me when running distances up to a marathon.

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