The blisters on the feet are a common problem, especially during the warm months of the year. Most often they occur because of wearing new or poor quality shoes and they are causing great pain and discomfort. Unpleasant blisters appear as a result of friction and irritation of the upper layer of the skin. Most blisters are filled with translucent fluid, but they can be filled with blood or pus if they are inflamed and infected.
If you have problems with blisters treat them effectively with some of these natural home remedies that have anti-inflammatory and healing properties and will help you eliminate the pain and help you get rid of them faster:
1. St. John’s wort
St. John’s wort has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Use the oil from this herb to apply it on the blisters. This oil is rich in hypericin, tannins and flavonoids, and helps to soothe the inflamed places and stimulates faster tissue healing.
The ingredients contained in chamomile may help you reduce the pain and swelling of the blisters. Make strong chamomile tea (2 packs of tea in 250 ml of water) and let it cool to room temperature. Take a piece of cotton and soak it with chamomile tea. Place the cotton on the blisters and allow it to stand for 10 minutes. Repeat the procedure several times a day.
If your blister is infected, use the plant thistle. This plant has antibacterial and antifungal properties. You can use tincture of this plant and apply it locally, directly to the blister. Because of its strong effect, it should be used in small quantities.
Turmeric is considered to be a natural antiseptic, so it can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation and prevent the development of infections. Stir one teaspoon of turmeric with a little water to get a homogeneous and thick mixture. Apply the mixture on the blister, allow it to stand for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash it with warm water. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day until the blisters disappear.
5. Houseleek plant
This plant contains antibacterial properties and it is very effective in treating blisters. You can make ointment from the houseleek plant by yourself at home: grind 2-3 leaves from this plant and place them on a gauze to drain the juice. Mix the juice with equal amount of almond oil and apply this mixture on the blisters and leave it for at least several minutes. Repeat the same procedure for 3 nights in a row.
6. Aloe plant
Aloe Vera is a great choice for healing blisters. This plant contains many ingredients that have anti-inflammatory effect, and therefore it will help you reduce redness and inflammation. Additionally, because of the large amount of water it contains, aloe creates hydration of the problem area, which accelerates the healing process, especially if the blister is already bursting.
Chop one leave from Aloe Vera and apply the juice on the blister, allow it to dry and then rinse with warm water.
Another option is to combine Aloe Vera gel with one capsule of vitamin E. Vitamin E stimulates the healing process and prevents scarring.
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