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Sore nipple solution

From what I understand, this is a particularly male problem: sore nipples when running - especially in hot sweaty weather.  I have battled this problem and sought ideas on the internet and have finally settled on my own favorite solution: two small squares of Nexcare Absolute Waterproof Tape.  You can find it in the band-aid section of the pharmacy.  I get the 1" tape.  This tape stays on all day if I need it to, and it protects the nips 100%.

Other things I have tried:

- Second Skin Liquid Bandage - worked most of the time, but I wondered if it was wise to keep applying this toxic-smelling substance to my skin day-after-day.

- Body-Glide - worked sometimes, but left greasy stains on my shirts.

- Bandaids - worked, but expensive.

- KT Tape - worked, but expensive.

Happy Running Everyone!

“But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before.”― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huck Finn
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When I was "jogging" I would wear an Under Armour compression shirt.  I called it my "man bra".  Seemed to stop the wobble.  I never had a problem with nipple chafing wearing those.  But...I only ran up to about 8 miles at a time at a fairly gentle lope so my experience may be more limited.

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Glad you added this OldGuyot.  I actuall did have some success with this method as well - I just didn't like having to have that many compression shirts available for the rotation.

“But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before.”― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huck Finn
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I also think tape is the best option.  I've tried body glide, gold bond friction defense, chamois butt'r but just plain old athletic tape has worked the best for me.  I haven't had any issues with waterproofing but may need that in a more humid climate

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Yeah - I don't know if the waterproofing is an important factor - it was just on hand and I gave it a try.

 

“But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before.”― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huck Finn
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