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Female boob chaffing? (Read 497 times)

    While this isn't the first time I've covered the distance before, this is the first time I've had this problem.  I didn't feel it while I was running, but when I got home and tried to put on a regular bra I noticed my boobs had chafing near the nipples.  Has anybody else had this problem?  How did you stop it??

    'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

     

    "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

     

    "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

      This is where the usual post goes something like this:

       

      This thread is useless without pictures.

        I must admit I giggled seeing this thread title above another entitled "Lactate Threshold."

          New running bra?

          Never had the nipple problem, but regularly get chaffing from the strap on my sternum esp if I have a HR monitor. I use a simple band-aid over that area.


          Maniac

            I must admit I giggled seeing this thread title above another entitled "Lactate Threshold."

             

            hahahahahaha

             

            I have absolutely nothing to offer to this thread.  I merely clicked on it because I saw the word "boob" and couldn't stop myself.  I'm 39 years old, going on 14.  Of course, most guys are when it comes to boobs.

             

            I have nipple chafing issues, but use bandaids.....I got nothing else to offer.  Sorry.

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              New running bra?

               

              Actually I would ask the opposite.  When my bras get too loose I tend to get weird chafing.  Use Glide and try a different bra.

               

              Also, was it the first warm day?  Maybe sweat was a factor?

              Sara

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              Tessa

                Bodyglide (sold in stick form) or Chafe Free (in a tube) applied pre-run will help prevent chafing.

                 

                Aquaphor is good to help it heal quickly.

                daneda


                   

                  Actually I would ask the opposite.  When my bras get too loose I tend to get weird chafing.  

                   

                  This is my experience.  Chafing usually indicated that the bra is getting too loose and is heading for retirement soon...

                    Lots of body glide.  And seamless bra if possible.

                    steph  

                     

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                    YAYpril - B-Plus

                      I get underboob chafing. Body glide helps... When I remember to use it. I was fine all winter; now it's getting warmer so I'm sweating more.


                      Girl Parts

                        Friction and movement isn't your friend - I would say get a new/different bra!

                         

                          Thanks gals. Smile  I`ve used that bra plenty and it fits well so I`ll first try the bodyglide, then if that doesn`t work I guess I`ll be finding money for new sports bras.

                           

                          MTA:  TeaOlive, where do you get seamless sports bras?

                          'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                           

                          "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                           

                          "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis


                          Needs more cowbell!

                            Thanks gals. Smile  I`ve used that bra plenty and it fits well so I`ll first try the bodyglide, then if that doesn`t work I guess I`ll be finding money for new sports bras.

                             

                            You sure about that?  We American gals have a long history of wearing too large a band size.  I don't really know how many miles I get out of a bra, but I tend to replace them once/year and I generally rotate 2-3...logging maybe 250-400 miles/bra.

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                              Sizing I'm pretty sure of.  I'm a 36D/DD, so bra shopping is a challenge to begin with.  I've been measured professionally as a 36D.  However, sports bras are weird cause they come in S/M/L/XL sizes, but I go by if it fits snug enough to stop the bounce and isn't too tight then it fits and that's worked for the last 4 years I've been running.

                              However, wear and tear I don't know about.  I've had some of mine probably 3 years, although the one I was wearing the other day is probably only a year old.  How does one tell if a bra is worn out?  The seams are all good and the tech fabric still feels like it should, which is what I go by on regular bras.

                               

                               

                               

                              You sure about that?  We American gals have a long history of wearing too large a band size.  I don't really know how many miles I get out of a bra, but I tend to replace them once/year and I generally rotate 2-3...logging maybe 250-400 miles/bra.

                              'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                               

                              "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                               

                              "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis


                              A Saucy Wench

                                I get underboob chafing and the only solution is bodyglide et. al.  But nipple chafing to me sounds like the bra is a little big.  Sounds like you have an old fashioned pull over your head kind which is bound to stretch out eventually.

                                 

                                My guess is your mistake is buying sports bras that are sold S M L XL. They tend to have horrid fit for the larger cups as they size them up everywhere, not just in the cup.   I buy these.... get your band size as professionally measured and your cup size err on the small side.  I usually buy 1 cup smaller to get a little more squish but I like them pretty tight for running.

                                 

                                Double check your band size yourself.  Many places are still adding 4 inches to the measurement which is a bit much.

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                                "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

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