How To Get Rid of Blisters
Blisters are small pockets of watery fluid that mainly appear on your feet. Blisters can be really annoying and painful but there’s no need to stress because these some products can help heal and get rid of your blisters fast.
Blisters are often caused by friction and moisture. Wash and dry your feet thoroughly and then apply some gel deodorant directly on your feet to reduce friction.
A new pair of shoes can also cause blisters on your feet. Band-Aids can help you prevent blisters when you’re wearing your new, favorite shoes.
If you already have a blister, be careful how you put the Band-Aid. Leave some space between the blister and the Band-Aid.
Green tea has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and can help your blisters heal faster. Prepare a cup of green tea and add some sodium bicarbonate in the cup. Dip a cotton ball into the green tea mixture and apply it directly on your blister.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial properties and can prevent infections. Mix some apple cider vinegar with water. Apply the mixture directly on your blisters using a cotton ball.
Castor oil will help you get rid of your blisters in a minute. Apply castor oil directly on your blisters.
Leave the blister alone if it has not popped and you can endure the pain
It is better to avoid exposure to bacteria by letting the blister heal naturally without trying to pop it. If you feel like you must drain the blister read the medical warnings and instructions below.
Soak the affected area in warm water
One method is to simply soak the affected area. Use a clean bowl or sink and fill it with enough warm water to cover the area. Soak for 15 minutes. The warm water will soften the skin at the top of the blister, which can help the blister drain on its own.
Cushion the affected area with moleskin
If your blister is in a spot that receives pressure, such as the bottom of the foot, you might want to cushion the area with a piece of moleskin. Moleskin is a soft cotton fabric, typically with an adhesive backing. This will relieve some discomfort. It can also help protect the blister.
Let your blister breathe
For most blisters, especially smaller ones, exposure to air will help the healing process. Give your blister some air. If the blister is on your foot, take care not to let dirt get on the blister.
Try tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties and also works as an astringent. Soak a cotton ball or piece of gauze in tea tree oil. Gently apply this to your blister. Cover the blister with a piece of gauze and adhesive tape.
Use a green tea bag on the blister
Green tea has antibacterial properties and contains tannic acid that helps harden skin. When you harden the skin at a blister site that has begun to heal, a callous may form and your skin won’t be as prone to blisters in that area.
Determine if you should drain the blister
If your blister is large, painful, or is getting irritated, you may decide to drain the fluid out if it. It’s always better to leave the blister alone, but you may find that relieving the pressure from the blister will help reduce pain and irritation.
Wash your hands
Use plenty of soap and warm water to wash your hands. You don’t want to introduce any additional bacteria or dirt to your blister while you’re draining it.
Clean a needle or pin with rubbing alcohol
You’ll need a sharp object to puncture the blister. Ensure that it is clean by wiping the needle or pin with a piece of gauze soaked in rubbing alcohol.
Puncture the blister near the edge
Choose a spot on the blister near the edge. Gently push the needle or pin into the blister. When you see fluid start to emerge, remove the needle.
Clean and bandage the area
Wipe away excess fluid with a clean piece of gauze. When there is no more excess fluid draining from the blister, gently clean the blister with soap and water. Cover your blister with a piece of gauze and adhesive tape.