Foot blisters are a common problem, especially during the warmer months of the year. Unpleasant and painful blisters appear as a result of rubbing and irritation of the upper layer of the skin. Most types of blisters are filled with clear liquid, but they can also be filled with blood or pus, in case of inflammation or infection.
If you have a problem with blisters, the following home remedies will help you quickly and painlessly get rid of them.
Aloe Vera for hydration and reduction of inflammation and redness
Aloe vera is an excellent choice for treatment of blisters. This plant is rich in compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties, and therefore reduces redness and inflammation. Additionally, due to the large amount of water it contains, aloe vera allows hydration of the troubled area, which speeds up the healing process, especially if the blister is already cracked.
How do you treat blisters with aloe vera?
Put fresh aloe vera gel to the blister and leave it to dry. Then rinse with warm water. Another option is to combine aloe vera gel with oil from one capsule of vitamin E.
Green or black tea for anti-inflammatory impact
Both black and green tea have anti-inflammatory impact. However, green tea has more intensive anti-inflammatory influence. Therefore, when treating blisters, let green tea be your first option.
How to treat blisters with green tea?
In 250 milliliters of hot water, put a bag of green tea and leave the it for 5 minutes. Then leave the tea at room temperature until it gets cool. Soak a piece of cotton in the tea liquid and put it on the blister, leaving it for 15 to 30 minutes. Repeat the procedure for 2-3 times a day.
Prevent the formation of scars with Vitamin E
Vitamin E stimulates the healing process and prevents the formation of scars.
How to treat blisters with vitamin E?
Take one capsule with vitamin E and put the oil from the capsule on the blister. Leave it on the blister for 30 minutes. Repeat the procedure every day.
Reduce pain and itching of blisters with toothpaste
Because of the ingredients toothpaste contains, such as baking soda and mint, toothpaste can help patients to alleviate problems with blisters.
How to treat blisters with toothpaste?
Put some toothpaste on the affected area and leave it for 2 hours. Then remove it with lukewarm water and apply some foot cream. Repeat the procedure once or twice a day until the blister disappears. This way of treating blisters enables a faster disappearance of blisters, at the same time reducing pain and itching. One thing you need to bear in mind is that you should not apply toothpaste for teeth whitening.
Chamomile for alleviating pain and anti swelling effect
Thanks to the ingredients that it contains, chamomile tea alleviates the pain and the swelling of blisters.
How to treat blisters with chamomile?
Make a strong chamomile tea (in 250 milliliters of water, put 2 tea bags) and leave it at room temperature to cool. Take a cotton cloth and soak it with chamomile tea. Place the cloth on the blister and leave it for 10 minutes. Repeat the procedure several times a day.
Avoid infection of blisters with apple vinegar
Apple vinegar has antibacterial influence and, therefore, if the blister bursts, treating it with apple vinegar helps avoiding infection. However, it should be noted that the placement of apple vinegar on blister may cause local pain and redness. Therefore, if you opt for this natural remedy, apply a small amount of apple vinegar on the blister area very gently.
Few more tips for successful treatment of blisters
One very important note is that blisters should not be burst forcefully. However, if they cause great pain, follow these tips:
- Thoroughly wash your hands;
- Take a clean, unused, medical needle and sterilize it in alcohol;
- Pierce the blister in the side part allowing the liquid to get out;
- Wash the area with soap and water;
- Put antibiotic and protect the area with a bandage or plaster;
- Change the bandage every day.