Home Cures for Blister Treatment While no one can deny the colorful cuteness that sandals bring to our outfits, they do have a huge disadvantage: blisters. At times when temperatures rise, your feet tend to sweat and swell, which leads to friction causing fluid-filled, painful blisters on the heels or feet. So, how does one avoid getting blisters? The first thing is to ensure your footwear is right. In case they hurt or pinch you in the store, it is likely that they will also pinch you when you put them on the first time. Also, make sure if you get blisters on your heels or feet you resist the impulse to pop them. Popping can lead to infection. Rather, make sure you cover the blister with a bandage.
What is the best way to get rid of a foot blister or treat it? Foot doctors suggest the following: Make sure the blister does not tear. Cover it loosely with the help of a gauze bandage. Keep the sore clean: If by chance you end up tearing the blister, make the pus come out, keep the area clean and covered. Avoid the gauze top to touch the skin, or the bacteria or dirt to enter. It is also best to avoid draining or popping blisters on heels or feet, as this may cause infection. However, if the blister is too big or appears as if it may pop, drain the fluid to avoid discomfort. Some home cures for blisters: Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is known to be a natural anti-inflammatory. It assists in relieving swelling and redness. Moreover, it is extremely hydrating, and keeps the skin moist so that it heals quickly, particularly once the blister pops and shrivels.
Apple cider vinegar: It is best to soak the blister, otherwise you can also dab vinegar on it. Apple cider vinegar is known to possess antibacterial properties, which can help in preventing infection once the blister has popped. However, vinegar can sting, in case you use it, dip the cotton in the vinegar, and carefully clean around the popped area. Black tea: Application of black tea over the affected area assists in soothing blisters. The tea contains anti-inflammatory agents. Tea Tree oil: Tea tree is known to have several antibacterial properties and is known to act as an astringent, helping in drying up the blisters. While for a lot of people it may not hurt, for some, it may end up irritating the skin. Toothpaste: Most people make use of toothpaste to â€˜dry out' blisters, pimples, sores, etc. However, make sure the toothpaste you use does not have cinnamon as it can end up irritating the skin. Apart from all this, if you want to prevent foot blisters, it is a good idea to wear comfortable shoes that offer the right support. Improper shoes tend to increase the hazard of blisters on heels and feet. Studies suggest that most women tend to wear smaller sizes, which can increase the pressure on the ankles and feet, leading to skin damage. It is best to get shoes that assist in supporting your weight and do not add abnormal pressure.
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