Blisters occur when, due to excessive pressure which is most often caused by small or tight shoes, the upper layers of the skin separate from the lower layers. This leads to formation of small holes between them where the extracellular fluid enters and comes to irritation of the nerves and the feeling of pain, itching and burning. As a result, there is redness and the skin is lifted.
Very often people try to pierce the blisters, which is wrong, because the tissue beneath it can easily be infected. The best option is to let it break on its own, and if you have the possibility, put a bandage on it. When the blister breaks on its own, you should clean it regularly until it is completely healed.
With the help of several herbs you can reduce the pain, accelerate the healing process and prevent possible infections.
Aloe (Aloe vera)
The juice of the plant aloe vera is a great natural cure for blisters. It is a plant that you can easily find, or even grow it in your house (it is so healing that it is certainly worth it!).
When you tear off a piece of aloe vera, the juice will come out of it. Use the juice and apply it on the blister.
For a long-term use, prepare aloe vera oil in the following way:
Tear off a few leaves of aloe vera, chop them and put them in a glass bottle. Pour olive oil over the leaves.
Let it sit for 60 days and then strain it. Keep the oil tightly closed in a dark room. This oil can be used to treat burns, cuts, skin rash and blisters.
Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)
If the blister is infected, you should use the plant barberry. This plant has antibacterial and antifungal properties. The tincture or the juice is applied locally, directly on the blister. Because of its strong effect, it should be used in small quantities.
Saint John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Saint John’s wort has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal property. St. John’s wort oil is rich in hypericin, tannins and flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties and help with the epithelialization of the skin.
Apple cider vinegar
The apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties and prevents from infections when the blisters break. Because it burns a bit, it is best to applied it with a cotton ball and use it as a bath mixed with water.
Black and green tea
The black and the green tea have anti-inflammatory effects and soothe the swelling. It is best to put cooled off tea bags on the blisters and keep them for 10 minutes. You should repeat the process three to four times a day.
The onion has antibacterial properties. It can be used to treat insect bites or blisters. Apply half an onion on the affected are or tie a piece of onion and keep it during the night.
This is a healthy type of food that helps in the fight against the warts and blisters. Simply rub some garlic on the affected area 3-4 times a day until it is totally healed.
The fresh juice of the fleshy leaves of this plant, an evergreen herb that many people plant in the gardens as an ornament, contains antibacterial properties, and therefore it is effective in the treatment of the blisters.
Ointment that you can prepare by yourselves for relieving the pain and alleviating the wounds of the blisters:
- grind 2-3 leaves of common houseleek and put them on gauze to strain the juice.
- Mix it with an equal amount of almond oil and put it on the blister to act for at least a few minutes.
- Stick a band-aid and repeat the same procedure 3 nights in a row.
You can prevent the formation of blisters by wearing comfortable and appropriate shoes and clean socks. Also, the high heels increase the risk of blisters. To protect your hands you should use appropriate gloves.