Nipple soreness

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Nipple soreness

Postby novice » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:57 pm

Now don't you lot laugh, but I was wondering if any other males has ever suffered from nipple soreness during or after a ride.
I sweat a bit and the T shirt sometimes causes irritation on the nipples.
Wondering if you have any remedies, (and keep it clean please).
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby brauluver » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:48 am

bandaids over nipples to stop rubbing.
A marathon runner told me about this.
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby Pax » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:24 am

[quote="brauluver"]bandaids over nipples to stop rubbing.
quote]

+1

I've only had it happen once, it was a wet and long (120k) ride, but in every other way perfectly normal...ie normal cycling cyothes etc.

I was literally bleeding by the time I got home :shock: ! Had to do the band aid thing for the next few rides but haven't had trouble since (and don't wear the band aides anymore thankfully). Worst part was getting the band aides off the chest hair!!!!
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:48 am

Pax wrote: Worst part was getting the band aides off the chest hair!!!!


+1 again.

Once off occurrence, thanksfully.

Sometimes it's just one of those things ? Maybe like sit bones, after a while, they toughen up !!! :o
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby stevepedlin » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:55 am

Sure have, a couple of times on longer rides, its no fun!

Mostly due to loose material we choose in a shirt. The trendy lycra roadie tops that are tighter fitting can cure it, but if you are like me and don't enjoy looking like a rolling billboard then I've found rubbing something like sudocrem on yer nips before a ride really helps.

Guess you could shave around your nipples, might help with the bandaid removal :shock: :D
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby hannos » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:52 am

Whilst playing football, I always used vasoline if I encountered this problem.
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby drubie » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:08 pm

hannos wrote:Whilst playing football, I always used vasoline if I encountered this problem.

+1 or get a new jersey.

Can't say it's ever happened with a cycling jersey but I have a synthetic running top that I swore had torn off my nipples after a tri-athlon. OW!

Never wore it again.
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby Colin_T » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:19 pm

novice wrote:Now don't you lot laugh,

why can't we laugh,

you've got a funny avatar :)

stevepedlin wrote: Mostly due to loose material we choose in a shirt. The trendy lycra roadie tops that are tighter fitting can cure it,

so is it the loose fitting clothing that is causing the problem or the lycra?
I would have thought the problem was caused primarily by acrylic clothing, (poly cotton, and stuff like that). If I wear 100% cotton t-shirts under my cycling jersey I have no problems. But poly cotton t-shirts can dry the skin out a bit and lead to sensitive skin :)
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby flammer » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:11 pm

Once I stopped laughing, I cringed at the idea. But then I laughed again. :lol:

A mate gave away an Aldi jersey for that reason. Cheap and nasty? I love my Castelli, Cannondale, Icebreaker, even a Route 7.

Ask a new nursing mother about nipple soreness! :wink:
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby RobM » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:20 pm

If you want you can wear a tighter undershirt/singlet. When i do adventure race stuff, i wear one of those 'skins' shirts and never had a problem as theres no friction between skin and material. Tighter = better.

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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby novice » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:29 pm

Cmon, you know you wanna show off that cycling bod....


Geez, some mongrel snaped a pic of me on my ride :oops:


you've got a funny avatar


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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby tallywhacker » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:10 am

replace your steel nipple rings with lighter carbon fibre ones ?
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby Gusbuster » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:56 pm

Having copped this when I was a runner, it is really painful and kinda embarassing when you rock up with two red dots on your T shirt. One solution is Bodyglide which you rub over your nips and other areas prone to chafing..... Yes I even use it down south. Works a treat whether cycling or running. Get it from your LBS or Rebel.
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby novice » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:08 pm

Happened again today after a 2 hour ride in the freezing morning frost.
Blood all over the T Shirt.
Christ it hurts.
Will have to remember to use vaseline, or band aids in future.
My wife got this silly grin on her face when I told her what was wrong then she burst out laughing when I put some band aids on to stop the bleeding. :evil:
Soon wiped the smile off her face when she had to wash the shirt.
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby flammer » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:47 pm

novice wrote:
Soon wiped the smile off her face when she had to wash the shirt.


SHE had to wash it! Dangerous words Sir! :wink:
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby Lark2004 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:02 pm

tallywhacker wrote:replace your steel nipple rings with lighter carbon fibre ones ?

I went with Ti in mine (I was having a slight reaction problem with the stainless rings that were put in when they got peirced), but I still have problems with them catching on the edge of my bibs.
I've never had any problem from them rubbing on my shirt though....

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Somehow I can just not ever see me putting carbon fibre jewlery into any of my peircings.
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby Redbull » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:03 pm

Invest in a 2XU, Underarmour or Skins shirt.

Good for two things - keeps the chill off the front (and we know what happens to nipples when the get chilled 8) ) and provides something for your jersey (which would be better than a teeshirt) to rub against instead of your nipples.

I started riding in tee shirts but they get wet, flap like a sail and can make you colder (wind chill via evaporation). The only time I had bleeding nipples was 20 kms into the ATB 210KM when it was gold and wet (no under shirt).

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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby MiG » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:23 pm

Aerobars will probably let your jersey drop away from your nipples and make you faster!
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby owlrigh » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:00 am

novice wrote:Now don't you lot laugh, but I was wondering if any other males has ever suffered from nipple soreness during or after a ride.
I sweat a bit and the T shirt sometimes causes irritation on the nipples.
Wondering if you have any remedies, (and keep it clean please).


... I have never been so glad to have to wear a bra. (No, not a male.) I have used the bandaid thing before, though, when I stupidly wore a lace bra to work and all the chafing at the sides had me almost bleeding :( I was so cranky with people laughing at this I almost punched them in the face :evil:
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby novice » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:26 pm

SHE had to wash it! Dangerous words Sir!


The price she pays for laughing and buying a fancy front loading washing machine that is too technically challenging for a mere male like me :roll:
Well thats what I tell her anyway :wink:
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby stevepedlin » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:05 pm

MiG wrote:Aerobars will probably let your jersey drop away from your nipples and make you faster!


Creating more wind, blowing the shirt up onto his nipples! :cry: :mrgreen:
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby Wino » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:40 pm

Yep, get it all the time. At first I thought it was because I was over weight and man-boobs was the problem. Fixed that and lost the weight. Thought it was the fabric so moved from a tee-shirt (very bad idea), to cheapy bibs (better idea), now to some good DBH bibs. The problem has lessened but still get sore especially after 3-4hrs on the bike. Plus also I sweat like a pig so I think for me its a combination of things.
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby ozrider » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:12 pm

Wino wrote:Yep, get it all the time. At first I thought it was because I was over weight and man-boobs was the problem. Fixed that and lost the weight. Thought it was the fabric so moved from a tee-shirt (very bad idea), to cheapy bibs (better idea), now to some good DBH bibs. The problem has lessened but still get sore especially after 3-4hrs on the bike. Plus also I sweat like a pig so I think for me its a combination of things.


+1, glad to hear it's not just me, I was getting worried :shock:
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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby The Womble » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:16 pm

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Re: Nipple soreness

Postby Christine Tham » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:15 am

Have you guys ever thought of wearing a sports bra?

Although I must admit explaining why you shave your legs and wear a bra to your friends could be a bit tricky ... :twisted:
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