Blister Remedies

Aug 06, 2015

Even a miniscule blister can leave you limping or worse, sitting on the sidelines. But, home remedies can help soothe and heal blisters quickly and effectively. The next time you get a blister try aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, or green tea.

What Causes Blisters?

A blister is a fluid-filled bump that looks somewhat like a bubble on your skin. Blisters can form almost anywhere and are generally caused by a weakening of the skin in conjunction with inflammation. Common causes are wearing shoes that rub your feet, heavy work with your hands, exposure to heat or other chemicals, or even an insect bite or infection.

Are There Any Natural Remedies I Can Use to Speed Healing?

The inflammation and tenderness of a blister can be difficult to handle, but you can speed the healing and relieve these symptoms quickly and effective. There are a number of home remedies that work for treating blisters, but three of the best are aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, and green tea. So, the next time you get a blister, don’t prolong your suffering; try one of these treatments.

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a natural healer. The gel contains anti-inflammatory properties, which help to reduce redness and swelling. It also hydrates your skin, so it heals faster. To use this remedy, apply fresh aloe vera gel, straight from the plant, to your blister 2-3 times a day or as needed.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help prevent infection and relieve inflammation. To use this treatment, use a cotton swab to dab the blister with ACV or even soak the blister in the liquid and allow it to dry.

3. Green Tea

Green tea possesses potent anti-inflammatory compounds, so you can use this option for relieving pain and reducing swelling. Either brew some cold green tea and use a cotton swab to soak your blister with the liquid, or soak a tea bag in cold water and place it directly on your blister.

Hydrating and reducing inflammation are the best options for treating a blister, and these remedies do just that. Continue reading below for more tips from our readers!

Aloe Vera  

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Posted by Janie Y (Illinois) on 11/18/2013
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Aloe Vera has been helping to actually heal my blisters on the bottoms of my feet and the ones on the backs of my toes! While I was treating my plantar warts with 100% Aloe Vera, which really did the trick (The warts are almost completely gone as of this writing)! See my post in "Warts" about using the Aloe Vera for treatment....During the time of treating my warts (which were super painful at the time), I decided to dab some Aloe on a couple of blisters I had, as well. It worked! . Seems the Aloe dried them up. Now I am pretty much blister free and wart free, thanks to my using Aloe Vera. I was using the gel taken from my Aloe Vera Plant, that I had at home, but finally made it over to my health food store and bought a bottle of Aloe Vera Gel . I always heard that Aloe was good for burns... but who knew I could use it on plantar warts and blisters.....Oh - I had also been using something called "Benzoin Tincture" (am I allowed to say that?) on my blisters, which has all natural ingredients including Aloe Vera .... But I thought I would try and see what good ole pure Aloe would do - It seems to have work just fine!!! Thank you Earth Clinic for helping us to find NATURAL remedies to help cure what ails us!!! Read and take heed!!!

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Posted by Alliimo (Massachusetts) on 08/06/2015
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I recently went to Bostonm MA and spent the day walking around the city. I wore the wrong shoes (flip flops) and had quarter-sized blisters on the sole of my feet that evening. I used epsom salt soaks for 3 nights and they disappeared!

The first night I soaked both feet in hot water with about 1.5 cups of epsom salts in it. I did two rounds, soaking for about 20 mins each round.

The following 2 nights, I soaked for the same amount of time with the same amount of epsom salts in the water.

The first morning, I noticed little fluid left in the blisters. These were big blisters and had noticeably shrunken in size.

The second and third mornings, the fluid was gone and the skin started to tighten back up. AMAZING!!