What are foot blisters?
Foot blisters are small, soft, fluid-filled bumps on your feet. They develop due to the friction to a certain part of your feet such as after a long time of walking, running, doing repetitive exercises or wearing too tight shoes.
There are other possible causes of foot blisters including allergic reaction, exposure to chemicals (cosmetics, detergents), fungal infections, frostbite. If the skin is pinched or crushed aggressively it also breeds to blisters on your feet.
How to treat foot blisters at home?
Foot blisters give you pain and discomfort. In fact, foot blisters can heal on their own. However, to accelerate the healing process, you can resort to the following home remedies.
1. Use aloe vera
Aloe vera is a common plant providing various benefits for our skin. Treating foot blisters is also one of its effective uses. The anti-inflammatory properties in aloe vera assist reduce swelling and redness. Besides, aloe vera soothes the skin and makes it hydrated so proceeds the healing process.
How to use?
Take some aloe vera gel and apply it on your skin. Let it dry on its own, then rinse it off with warm water.
Other option is that mix aloe vera oil with vitamin E oil. Then apply the mixture to your blisters. Let it dry on its own and use warm water to clean it off.
You should regularly follow this treatment 3-4 times daily until your blisters go away.
2. Use green tea
Other natural treatment for foot blisters is using green tea. Anti-inflammatory compounds found in green tea help reduce swelling and pain. Added that, its antioxidants and some vitamins also aid to eliminate the blisters quickly.
Dip a green tea bag into hot water for around 5 minutes. Take the tea bag out off the cup and let it cool down. Then use the cool tea bag to apply on your blisters in 4-5 minutes. Keep doing this 3-4 times a day for about 1 week then you can enjoy the fruitful result.
Plus, you can drink the green tea 2-3 times a day to stimulate the healing process.
3. Use apple cider vinegar
Rich antioxidants and antibacterial found in apple cider vinegar are proved to treat effectively foot blisters. Moreover, they can help reduce pain and prevent skin infection as well.
Prepare a clean cotton ball and dip it into the apple cider vinegar. Slightly apply it on the blisters and let it dry on its own. You can dilute the vinegar with warm water to avoid sting.
Or blend 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with ½ teaspoon of onion paste. Then apply the mixture to the blisters. After it dries, rinse the mixture off with warm water.
You should follow this remedy twice a day for 4-5 days until you see the blisters go away.
4. Use epsom salt
Another easy and useful treatment for foot blisters is epsom salt. Thanks to its rich magnesium, epsom salt helps reduce swelling, pain, inflammation and prevent infection.
Prepare a pot warm water. Add 1-2 teaspoons of epsom salt into the warm water and stir it up.
Gently soak your feet into the water for about 15 minutes.
After that, dry your feet and swab some vitamin E oil into the blisters.
Keep doing it once a day for 4-5 days. You will be happy with the result it brings.
5. Use castor oil
Castor oil helps the skin moisturized then aids itchiness reduction and speed up the healing process.
You apply a coat of castor oil to the blisters before going to bed and leave it there for overnight. Repeat this method for 3-4 days, you will see the blisters soon go away from our feet.
Or use 3 teaspoons of castor oil with ½ teaspoon of white vinegar to make a mixture. Apply this mixture to the blisters for 3-4 times daily for a few days. You will some enjoy the result.
7. Use chamomile
Healing properties and soother found in chamomile assist ease the pain and quicken the swelling reduction. Follow the steps below to take the best advantage of this method:
Prepare a cup of warm water and add some chamomiles into the cup then let the chamomile tea cool down.
Dip a clean washcloth into the tea and squeeze out the excess fluid.
Apply the washcloth to the blisters for about 10 minutes.
Do it 2-3 times a day until you have improvement.
8. Use white toothpaste
Baking soda, alcohol, menthol and hydrogen peroxide found in white toothpaste aid greatly to the treatment for foot blisters and help reduce itchiness as well.
Use a small amount of white toothpaste and slightly apply it on the blisters.
Leave it there for about 2 hours.
Then rinse if off with warm water and apply some petroleum oil into the blisters.
Repeat it 2-3 times daily until the blisters go away.
How to prevent foot blisters?
Avoiding constant friction is one of the most effective ways to prevent foot blisters. You may be careful when doing exercises with repetitive motions, choosing a fit pair of shoes. Taking a short break during walking, running can also help prevent foot blisters. Added that, a thoughtful choice of cosmetics also aids effectively to preventing foot blisters.
About the Author:
This article is written by Ashley Bennet. I have worked and trained in the field of Nutrition and Health for over 3 years, consistently providing people with useful information about nutrition as well as helping them with their common health problems.