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May 22, 2018

If your a frequent runner and marathons are part of your regular workout regime, then this might sound all too familiar. Long distance runners (men & women) face the greatest likelihood of developing a super uncomfortable condition called Joggers nipple caused by the friction of your shirt or bra rubbing against nipple tissue resulting in chafing and painful irritation. Symptoms of Joggers nipple include:

  • Redness of the skin
  • Soreness
  • Dryness
  • Irritation and stinging sensation
  • Cracked skin in extreme cases

Yup, sounds absolutely terrible. Luckily there are several tips that can help prevent and protect your sensitive nips!  

Wear the Right Gear

Since chafing is caused by friction or movement of your nipple against your bra or top, you want to minimize movement by investing in a supportive sports bra and choosing breathable materials that wick away sweat, like bamboo and performance fabrics. 

Protect Your Nips!

Nudwear to the rescue! Our Daisies nipple covers are traditionally used as pasties or fashion accessory to cover your nipples for when you feel you need a little coverage. Did you know our Daisies petals can also function as a protective barrier that prevents your nipples from chafing against your bra or top? Wear our Daisies nipple covers preventatively or whenever you start to notice irritation. 

https://www.nudwear.com/collections/bra-alternatives/products/daisies-gel-petals

Treatment

If you've already got Joggers nipple there is still hope for a speedy recovery. 

    • Apply an ice pack to minimize swelling
    • Soothe sore nipples with an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin with pain relief or Soothies Nursing gel pads (yup these work wonders!)
  • Keep the area dry for faster healing

Happy running gals! We hope you found this useful!

Much love,

Astrid 

CEO & Founder


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