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Old 07-19-02, 02:24 PM
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Sore nipples

I've just begun (several months ago) to do some long rides and lately I've found that my nipples ( I'm a male) have become very sensitive and sore - probably from rubbing against my shirt. I haven't read anything about this condition and wonder if anyone has any suggestions towards solving this problem
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Old 07-19-02, 02:57 PM
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try a different fabric jersey or smear some vasaliene on them befor you ride
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Old 07-19-02, 05:29 PM
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Catfish is right, however another solution is small bandaids. I used to race off-road Motorcycles and this was a real problem the bandaids worked great.

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Old 07-19-02, 08:24 PM
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I read in a mag a month or two back that this happened to a guy and out of desperation he finally found a good use for glueless patches.
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Old 07-21-02, 08:59 PM
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Thanks everyone! I thought of bandaids but didn't like them sticking to my hair... Found the solution - moleskin patches used to cover "painful friction points on your feet". they're soft and have self-stick adhesive on one side. I cut out a nipple-sized circle and stick it on. That way no hair to stick to and it works great.
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Old 07-22-02, 06:59 AM
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Man, didn't they tell you? You gotta take your nipple rings off before you ride!
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Carlh,

I think that the site of moleskin on your nipples must start your significant other giggling. Why not maybe try a training bra?
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Old 07-23-02, 04:30 PM
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I find that wearing a sportsbra helps
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Old 07-24-02, 11:36 PM
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Found the solution - moleskin patches
How about smiley stickers in case you take your shirt off. Karl
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Old 08-18-03, 01:27 PM
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sore nipples are very common in distance running.... lol i looked this topic up because i have really painful nipples after an 8.5 mile run last night.

runners often put tape or band-aids over their nipples. some people find that vaseline helps too.

women runners usually don't have to worry about this because the form-fitting nature of sports bras allow the fabric to move along together with the skin; men on the other hand wear shirts, singlets, jerseys, etc which are more loose-fitting, providing plenty of opportunity for abrasive rubbing.
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Old 08-18-03, 05:39 PM
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I see this thread has been resurrected from the dead, but I'm thinking that you men really need a "Men's Only" section, so we women can come and browse.
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Old 08-18-03, 07:07 PM
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mebbe its just that time of the month...
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Old 08-20-03, 10:19 AM
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dude, I'm just kidding. I have been running for longer then I have been biking, and I have found that my nipples get sore from chafing. For one thing, ditch the cotton, if you are wearing it. when it gets soaked from your sweat, it gets scratchy. plus, try using some vaseline on those babies when ou go riding. this sort of "lubes" them up so that they don't get chafed.
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Old 08-20-03, 11:00 AM
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All good information above.

I have found a solution that is both practical and inexpensive. I use Zinc Oxide paste (40%), usually sold as Diaper Rash Ointment. This can be found everywhere and is very cheap. It is better than Vaseline because it will not stain your clothes. It does not sweat off, but will come off in the laundry. It is a good solution to any chafing problem.

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Old 08-20-03, 11:36 AM
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Be a man and suck it up. You will have nice calloused nipples before you know it (smile).
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cut them off. you don't need them, your a male!
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Old 08-20-03, 08:36 PM
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I knew I wasn't the only one.

Plain old vaseline works fine.
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After 40 yrs of biking... me, too.

Originally Posted by DanFromDetroit View Post
All good information above.

I have found a solution that is both practical and inexpensive. I use Zinc Oxide paste (40%), usually sold as Diaper Rash Ointment. This can be found everywhere and is very cheap. It is better than Vaseline because it will not stain your clothes. It does not sweat off, but will come off in the laundry. It is a good solution to any chafing problem.

Dan
Just a thought - Chamois butter? Wouldn't it have similar ingredients?

It's not just cotton. I use real bike jerseys, and I didn't think they rippled in the breeze that much, but in the last few weeks I have developed a severe case of this. Getting in the shower this afternoon, it felt like somebody was shoving thumb tacks into them.

My kids have had this problem with rash guards (the shirts surfers use) while at the beach. They have used the little round bandage method with much success.
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Old 09-08-14, 05:40 PM
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I thought this was a wheel concern!
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Old 09-08-14, 06:17 PM
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Pasties. Try to find some that are designed like bicycle headbadges.
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12 years later and there's not an app for it

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9* years later and there's not an app for it

*for very large values of 9
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Old 09-08-14, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by J.C. Koto View Post

*for very large values of 9
oops, obviously I needed this ----> 12 years

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I used to run 5 to 15 miles a day 5 or so days a week many years ago to stay in shape for road racing and had a lot of trouble with my nipples getting raw. Didn't matter what shirt I had on, how long I did it; they never toughed up. I finally just put band-aids over them before each run. Worked like a charm. I little tough on the hair early on, but give it a week or two and you'll yank all the hair in the area off and it wont be an issue any more.
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