Blisters on feet are a common problem, especially during the warm months of the year. Unpleasant and painful bubbles appear as a result of friction and irritation on the top layer of the skin.
Most blisters are filled with clear liquid, but can also be filled with blood or pus if they are inflamed and infected.
If you experiencing problems with blisters, the following homemade remedies will help you for faster removal.
Aloe Vera is a great choice for dealing with blisters. This plant is rich in compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties and thanks to that the redness and inflammation are reduced. Additionally, due to a large amount of water in it, the Aloe vera allows hydration of the troubled area, which speeds up the healing process, especially when a blister has popped.
Put fresh aloe vera gel to the blister and leave it to dry. Then rinse it with warm water. Another option is to combine the aloe vera gel with oil from one capsule of Vitamin E.
Use Green or Black Tea to cure blisters
Both, black and green tea act anti-inflammatory, but the green tea has the more intense anti-inflammatory characteristic. Therefore, if you have the choices opt for the green tea. In 8.5 oz (250 ml) of hot water, put one bag of green tea and let it stand for 5 minutes. Then leave the tea at room temperature to cool down. Soak a piece of cotton in the tea and place it on the blister, it needs to stay 15-30 minutes. Repeat the procedure 2 to 3 times a day.
Vitamin E is stimulating the healing process and prevents scarring. Take one capsule of Vitamin E and put the oil from it on the blister. Leave it to stay at least 30 minutes. Repeat the procedure every day.
Because of the ingredients that are present in the toothpaste, such as baking soda and mint, it can be very helpful in dealing with painful blisters. Therefore, put a small amount of the paste on the affected area and let it stand for about 2 hours. Then remove it with lukewarm water and put foot cream. Repeat the procedure 1 to 2 times a day until the blister disappears. This way enables faster drying of the blisters and the pain and itching will disappear.
Note: Do not put the toothpaste that is designed for teeth whitening.
Thanks to the ingredients contained in the chamomile tea, the pain, and swelling of the blister will be decreased. Make a strong chamomile tea (in 8.5oz (250ml) hot water put 2 tea bags) and leave at room temperature to cool down. Take a cotton swab and soak it with chamomile tea. Place it on the blister and let it stand for 10 minutes. Repeat this several times a day.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple vinegar has an antibacterial effect and therefore if the blister bursts, it can prevent infection. However, it should be noted that the placement of the apple cider vinegar on the blister can cause local burning and redness. So if you decide to use this natural remedy put a small amount of apple cider vinegar and gently apply on the troubled area.
Turmeric is considered as a natural antiseptic and can help relieve pain, reduce inflammations and prevent the development of the infections. Stir a teaspoon of turmeric with little water to make a homogeneous and thick paste. Pour the mixture on the blister and leave to stand for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash it with warm water. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day until the blister disappears.
You shouldn’t burst the blister. But if it causes major pain, follow these tips:
- Thoroughly wash your hands
- Get clean and unused medical needle,
- Wipe it with alcohol,
- Pierce the blister on the side for liquid to seep out,
- Wash the area with soap and water,
- Put antibiotic and protect the area with a bandage or patch,
- Change the bandage every day,
Note: Do not remove the top of the blister unless it’s very dirty or the liquid that came out is purulent.