9 Remedies to Heal Blisters

Looking for a way to get rid of those pesky blisters? Look no further than these 9 natural remedies!

We’ve all had blisters on our feet, and we know how annoying they can be.

Fortunately, you can use these remedies to heal your blisters in a simple and fast way and to prevent the uncomfortable pain that they produce.

As you know, a blister is a small bag of raised and inflamed skin that has liquid inside it. They form on the hands and feet due to friction and pressure.

Although they only require medical attention if an infection occurs, there are remedies that can be very useful and will allow them to heal more quickly.

1. Curing blisters with salt water

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To heal a blister, simply submerge your feet or the affected area in warm water mixed with plenty of salt.

This is because salt water will help disinfect the blister and eliminate bacteria that could cause a possible infection.

In addition, it stimulates circulation and accelerates the cell renewal process, so that your blister will heal quickly.

2. Take advantage of the properties of garlic

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Garlic has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes because of its tremendous antibacterial properties, which are also ideal for protecting blisters from infection.

In addition, garlic is a product that helps cell regeneration. However,  you must use it with care, as it can irritate the skin.

How to use it

  • In order for it to heal your blisters, you will only have to peel off a garlic clove and then rub it on the affected area.
  • You can also apply it to the blister with the help of a gauze for about 5 or 10 minutes and that’s it.

3. Use aloe vera

Aloe vera is one of the most recommended natural remedies because of its healing properties.

In addition, it’s also a product that penetrates easily into the skin, making it ideal for treating blisters.

Its moisturizing properties will also help accelerate healing and reduce inflammation of the blister.

How to use it

  • To get some aloe vera juice, you simply have to cut the leaf of the plant both crosswise and lengthwise.
  • Apply this gel directly tothe affected area and you will notice an improvement very quickly.

4. Marigold

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Marigold is a plant with great medicinal properties.

Applying a marigold ointment or some other product with this plant as the main ingredient can be an excellent solution to heal blisters.

It’s also recommended to accelerate the healing process of wounds, as it stimulates skin replacement and also helps to produce collagen.

5. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is ideal for healing wounds and for use as an antibiotic.

Its topical application is one of the most used home remedies to clean wounds and eliminate the bacteria.

Thanks to the antiseptic power of its acetic acid,  it could help you prevent your blister from getting infected.

  • Mix equal parts of vinegar and water and apply this mixture to the affected area. You’ll see how your blister noticeably gets better.

6. Cornmeal

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Cornmeal can be very useful when a blister has burst.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of cornmeal (10 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)

How to use it

  • Mix the cornmeal with the honey until you get a paste.
  • Then, apply this paste to the affected area. This will prevent a possible infection from developing.

7. Vaseline

Vaseline is quite effective against blisters. However, as it’s a bit sticky it’s best to use it at night so it doesn’t end up feeling uncomfortable.

How to use it

If you have a blister and you have Vaseline at home, apply the Vaseline to the blister and you’ll notice an improvement.

8. Carrot paste

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Thanks to its properties, carrots are very suitable for taking care of the skin and will help your blister recover.

How to use it

  • Grate a carrot. After this, make a paste from it and then apply this paste on the affected area.
  • Leave it on for about 15 minutes and wash it off.

Read this article: The Surprising Powers of Carrots

9. Prevention: Better safe than sorry

If you have extremely sensitive or irritable skin, we recommend rubbing areas where blisters may form with alcohol before performing activities that can cause friction.

You can also apply masking tape or a cotton pad to the area to prevent blisters from forming due to friction.

It’s better to be safe than sorry most of the time. Therefore, keep this in mind if you’re going to go for a long walk or something similar.