Got Foot Blisters?
There are many ways to heal blisters quickly and to get back on your feet soon enough.
New Year Celebration has taken its toll upon your feet – you got blisters from partying all night long. You were dancing and standing for so long, you didn’t even realize what shoes were doing to your feet.
Well, don’t worry.
Foot blisters are painful as well as annoying. Most heal on their own and do not need any medical treatment whatsoever.
However, you can lessen the discomfort and speed up the healing process using some simple, natural home remedies.
9 Ways How To Heal Blisters Fast
It’s not a rocket science. There are many natural ways to heal blisters on your poor and sore feet, and this is how to do it.
1.Use Deodorant As Prevention
Blisters always got worse when moisture and friction are present, so keeping your feet dry can easily prevent blisters from forming.
The deodorant act as a reliable home remedy to lubricate feet problem areas and reduce rubbing, but if you do get a them, you can heal blisters by using simple home remedies.
Deodorant tend to stop your feet from sweating, same as when using antiperspirant for your armpits.
Before going to sleep, rub some deodorant on your feet. It can keep your feet from sweating, and even better, it can make your feet smell good, too
The deodorant acts as a barrier, protecting your skin from friction.
You can also try this trick pretty much behind your knees, on your palms, or under your breasts (but read the label if it has aluminium chloride).
2.Band Aid Them
When they occur, bandages are blister initial protection.
They reduce friction and irritating contact, but the way you apply them can affect how your blister heals.
How to band aid them the right way?
Apply the sticky ends of the bandage closer together, with the middle part rising slightly over your blister.
By doing so, you allow the blister to breathe and heal faster, while also protecting it from dirt and debris that could cause possible infection.
3.The All Mighty Green Tea
Green tea is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that promotes healing.
How to use it in this case?
- Brew 2-3 tea bags in boiling water
- Toss in a teaspoon of baking soda (it has antiseptic properties)
- Allow the brew to cool, then soak your blister in it
- If your blister hasn’t popped, you can speed up the healing process by soaking it in warm water to help it soften up and drain the fluid inside.
4.Apple Cider Vinegar As Blister Aid
Note: It can sting.
Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties that will help prevent a popped blister from becoming infected.
If the vinegar home remedy is too painful for you, try washing the area with hydrogen peroxide and covering with an antibacterial cream.
How to use ACV?
- Dip a cotton ball into apple cider vinegar
- Gently swab it around the affected area and allow it to dry
- If it stings too much, dilute the apple cider vinegar with water first
- Mix 1/2 teaspoon of onion paste with 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- Apply the mixture on the blister, allow it to dry and then rinse it off with warm water
Follow either of these remedies twice daily for a couple of days.
5.Try Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is an easy and safe way to treat foot blisters. It helps dry out an un-popped blister and encourage it to drain.
Being high in magnesium, it also helps reduce inflammation, pain and swelling, and it also prevents infection.
How to use it?
- Fill a foot tub with warm water and add 2-3 tbsp of Epson salt
- Stir it thoroughly
- Soak your feet for about 15-20 minutes
- Remove your feet, pat dry and then apply a coating of petroleum jelly or vitamin E oil (Vitamin E has excellent skin-repairing properties, as it helps skin cells heal quickly and prevents scarring).
- Follow this treatment once daily for a few days
Note: Once the blister pops, the Epsom salt may sting so it is better to discontinue the use.
6.Try Tea Tree Oil
How to use it?
- Dilute one part tea tree oil with three parts of any vegetable oil or plain water
- Use a cotton ball to apply this solution on the affected area
- Allow it to sit for about 10-15 minutes, then rinse with cold water
- Follow this treatment at least 2-3 times daily for a couple of days
- You can also use a cream made with tea tree oil to treat a foot blisters
7.Try Castor Oil
Another very effective way to heal blisters is castor oil. The thick oil keeps the affected area well moisturized, it reduces itchiness and promotes the healing process.
How to use it?
- Put some castor oil on the blister and leave it on overnight
- Do this daily for 2-3 days and the blisters will soon dry out
- Mix ½ cup of white vinegar and 2-3 teaspoons of castor oil
- Rub this solution gently on the blister several times a day for a few days, and the blisters should disappear
8.Apply Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera has an anti-inflammatory properties, so it will help reduce redness and swelling that are causing you pain.
Studies have also proven that aloe is as effective as traditional medicines in healing second and third-degree burns, making it an excellent home remedy for blisters.
9.Let Blisters Breathe
Many doctors will agree that if you want to heal blisters quicker, you should leave them uncovered and in a clean environment.
When you are at home, remove bandages so your blisters has a chance to breathe and dry up fully.
And if you want to protect them from possible infection, you should apply a thin layer of antibacterial cream to promote the healing process.
So, there you go.
Treat your sore feet from the last night celebration and get them ready to step bold into the New Year ahead.
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