Blisters on feet hurt a lot and make it difficult for us to walk normally. A lot of people get them for running, but also in the beginning of summer when it's time finally sandal seasons! But don't worry, there are home remedies to help reduce the pain and prevent infections!
Here are five effective remedies to help you:
1. Green Tea
Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties which can help blisters to heal. Simply boil water and let 3 tea bags infuse, then add in a teaspoon of baking soda. Let the mixture cool down, and use it as a foot bath.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Dab the bulb of the blister with apple cider vinegar but be careful because it will sting! Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties and will help prevent infections.
3. Vitamin E
You can also apply vitamin E which contains restorative properties, thus it helps the skin to heal quickly and to avoid scaring. You can buy vitamin E oil and cream or even just open a vitamin E capsule and apply the liquid directly to your skin.
4. Aloe Vera
Apply Aloe Vera gel on the ampoule. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory and will help reduce redness and swelling. Aloe Vera is also used in traditional medicine to heal 2nd and 3rd degree burns making it an excellent remedy for blisters.
5. Leave on open air
If you have a small bulb about the size of a pea, it can heal easily on its own in the open air. If you have to put on shoes, cover it only with a bandage to reduce friction and protect your blister from irritating contacts. Try to keep your feet as dry as possible.
In addition to these natural remedies, be sure to leave the bulb in the air as often as possible in a clean, dry environment. It will heal faster that way. If you are diabetic don't try to drain the bulb yourself but go to the doctor. In case of complications such as infection or redness do not hesitate to seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
To prevent painful blisters follow these tips:
Soften new shoes: The first cause of blisters is new pair of shoes, especially if they are shoes you wear without socks. To soften them, heat a pair of large socks with a hair dryer for about two minutes, then put them on and put your shoes on. Walk with your shoes around the house. This will help soften them and "break" them!
Use a stick deodorant or petroleum jelly: Apply stick deodorant or petroleum jelly to areas likely to be irritated. This will form a protective barrier and limit friction.
Keep feet dry: Rubbing wet feet with shoes or socks causes irritation and therefore blisters. Sprinkle starch or baking soda on your feet and in your shoes to keep them dry.
There you go! Make sure to follow these tips to avoid blisters during this beautiful sunny season!
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