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After a workout...What does it mean if a mans nipples burn?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Friction

Friction from clothing or sports equipment is the most likely cause of nipple irritation after active sports.
It is easy to test . . . Just put a bandaid over one nipple next time, and see what happens!

In brief: Friction

Friction from clothing or sports equipment is the most likely cause of nipple irritation after active sports.
It is easy to test . . . Just put a bandaid over one nipple next time, and see what happens!
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Eric Wang
Dr. Kwok gives another great answer! Here's a link for the lay person: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fissure_of_the_nipple
Tejas Ozarkar
General Practice
7 doctors agree

In brief: Working out

Most probably, your shirt is rubbing on your nipples, creating friction and causing some local pain.
Try wearing a shirt that is larger and looser fitting. If the problem persists, go to your primary care doc.

In brief: Working out

Most probably, your shirt is rubbing on your nipples, creating friction and causing some local pain.
Try wearing a shirt that is larger and looser fitting. If the problem persists, go to your primary care doc.
Tejas Ozarkar
Tejas Ozarkar
Answer assisted by Tejas Ozarkar, Medical Student
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Dr. Nguyen Phan
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Is it your shirt?

If you wear a shirt and are engaging in physical activity that causes mechanical friction against your breasts (i.
e. The shirt is rubbing against your nipples while you exercise), then this may be the cause of your irritation. Most women wear a sports bra, so they don't have this problem as much. In some patients, if they are not used to exercising, sweating itself causes itching/burning.

In brief: Is it your shirt?

If you wear a shirt and are engaging in physical activity that causes mechanical friction against your breasts (i.
e. The shirt is rubbing against your nipples while you exercise), then this may be the cause of your irritation. Most women wear a sports bra, so they don't have this problem as much. In some patients, if they are not used to exercising, sweating itself causes itching/burning.
Dr. Nguyen Phan
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