Joggers nipple

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Have you ever had joggers nipple?

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  1. Koing

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  2. episodic

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    When I first started running. I guess they got use to it. . . have not had since.
     
  3. darkxshade

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    Never had it in the nipples, maybe cause I'm asian and have no body hair and it's smooth as heck? I do however get chafing on rare instances on the back of my left underarm/pits.
     
  4. Megatomic

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    I've had really bad cases of it, especially here in Florida. I sweat so badly that Body Glide just isn't enough.
     
  5. Theb

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    I don't know why, but I thought this was hilarious when I read about it when I started running. My wife thinks it's disgusting, both that it can happen and that I find it funny.

    Mine got a little raw during a 14k last august while wearing the tech shirt that came free with the race, but they didn't actually bleed through the shirt.
     
  6. Megatomic

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    I've had blood trails on my shirt before. And holy balls were showers uncomfortable for a while afterwards.
     
  7. AyashiKaibutsu

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    I used to run quite a bit when I was capable. First started in Florida and much of it in Mississippi/Alabama. Never had this happen or come remotely close...
     
  8. Phanuel

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    I've found that a couple of band-aids placed strategically takes care of the problem.
     
  10. IHateMyJob2004

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    Yup, but mostly when younger. I always blamed the rough texture of my t shirts.

    I havn't had this happen in a long long time thoguh.
     
  11. magomago

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    Never had it. Buddies I train with have had it, regardless of cotton vs tech shirt. Bodyglide is normally a better solution than bandaids.
     
  13. Sluggo

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    Band-aids and/or a slightly snugger shirt. I found I got a lot more nipple pain when I grabbed just a baggy skanky shirt from the closet, than a fitted shirt.
     
  14. Koing

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    Interesting results.

    No joggers nipple for me. I never run.

    Koing
     
  15. deadken

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    I first got it when I ran a 5Miler in the rain. I never bled though. When I read up on the Wiki link you gave I actually lol'd when I read the 'Red Eleven' in the 'other names' section!

    I've gotten it since that first time, but mostly in the Summer / warmer months and most times it is only when I'm doing good distances (over 5.5 miles). Like others, I usually use some cut down band-aids to cover my nipples at first onset or before I do a long run.
     
  16. Bateluer

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    Never experienced chaffed nipples myself. My chaffing occurs between my inner thighs and after 30 miles, between the butt cheeks. I counter by keeping some kind of lube in my drop bags to re-apply regularly. I refuse to drop any lube into my ass crack though.
     
  17. JBT

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    I've gotten a little chaffing a few times, but never close to blood!
     
  18. boxleitnerb

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    When running I usually have a really red breast, it looks like a nasty sun burn. Touching it and especially showering hurts. Today I wore a really tight undershirt and there was no redness, no chaffing, everything was fine.

    So my advice:
    Get clothes that are as tight as possible so nothing rubs against your skin. Goes for the women, too! :D
     
  19. deadken

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    Ughh.. While I've had it in the past, I never had it to the point of bleeding, until now. On Thursday morning I did my normal 2 mile run. After work I met up with someone for a 3 mile run. I had packed some running clothes, but grabbed a shirt I don't usually run in (a tech shirt). Unfortunately, I got some bad news right after that 3 mile run and so I decided to do another run to clear my head.

    All I can say is that I was so focused on trying to sort out all of the 'stuff' in my head (related to the bad news I got) that I neglected to pay attention to my body. I only turned around because I saw that it was getting dark out. Sure enough, after my run my head was a little better, but my nipples were bleeding. Yes, I had felt discomfort, but I wasn't paying attention and I never thought it was at the point of bleeding. The last run was 6.5 miles, so it was a 11.5 mile day, but the problem was really the last 9.5 in a bad shirt. Yes, being focused on my head instead of my body was a factor, but then again it was the entire purpose of that run.

    I put some vaseline and neosporin on and then covered them with band aids. Luckily, by the next morning they were in much better shape. I did my 2 mile morning run and ended up holding my hands over my nipples whenever I felt them being rubbed (I still had the band aids on). All of that must have helped because showering wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was even less painful compared to the past when I had chaffing but no bleeding.

    Now that I think about it, I did add another layer (overshirt) for that last 6.5mile leg (it was getting late and cooler out). I always use that 'extra' shirt for my morning runs when it is cold out. Now I'm wondering if it was just the one shirt I don't usually wear or a combo of the 2 shirts... Ehhh... Whatever.... Just realize that good clothing makes all the difference for prevention and quick treatment helps a great deal in recovery.

    For anyone who cares, here is the extent that i had:
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  20. Lvcoyote

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    I go through these by the case....LOL

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  21. z1ggy

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    My buddy put duct tape over his nips before long races/runs.
     
  22. ControlD

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    I've had it a few times. The worst is if you run on a cold rainy day.

    Tape and/or band aids are probably a good idea, but make sure you shave your chest first! Otherwise the prevention is almost as bad as the problem.
     
  23. Koing

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    Sounds horrific.

    Koing
     
  24. Murloc

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    ouch never heard about this before.
     
  25. RagingBITCH

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    Nope. I've had it irritated once, but I tend to run shirtless when humid and/or hot. I also got "smart" and went tech shirts for running as soon as I started. BodyGlide, Vaseline, bandaids, etc are all good stopgaps for runners nip if it is a problem for you/others. I also recommend a tighter weaved tech shirt (Nike Pro) if it's a problem with your normal tech shirts. It tends to be smoother on your skin and less friction/rough surface than normal tech shirts.