7 Home Remedies to Heal Blisters Quickly

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Dec 08, 2014

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Blisters may be hard to prevent, but it is a child’s play to heal them. Learn how to get quick relief from even your most painful blisters using some safe and effective home remedies.
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    What are Blisters?

    Blisters are those painful fluid-filled sacs that may be caused by various reasons. A burn, harsh rub, infection, fever, or shoe bite, anything can give you blisters. The fluid filled in these sacs is known as plasma which looks like water. In certain conditions, these sacs may be filled with blood or pus too, causing a lot of pain. To relieve the pain caused by blisters, you can resort to various easy and quick home remedies mentioned here.

     

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    Cover the Blisters to Prevent Friction

    You can use band aid to keep your blisters from irritating contact. But to heal the blister quickly, you must apply the band aid so that it doesn’t stick to it. Make a mini "tent" by applying the sticky ends of the bandage closer together, with the middle padded part rising slightly over your blister. This home remedy allows the blister to breathe, promoting healing while also protecting it from friction, or dirt and debris that could cause infection.

     

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    Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar contains anti-bacterial compounds which steer clear the risk of septic or infection from making the blister worse. Take a little vinegar and apply on the affected body area with the help of a spoon. Remember, this could be very painful, and the blister may twinge but, this natural remedy will help you a lot. If you find applying vinegar to be too painful to handle, you may substitute it with hydrogen peroxide and clean the blister with it.

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    Vitamin E

    Vitamin E has properties to repair the skin. It fixes and repairs the skin cells almost instantly and prevents scarring. You can purchase vitamin E oil or creams, or pop open a vitamin E pill and apply the liquid directly to your blistered skin.

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    Castor Oil

    Castor oil is a renowned home remedy for healing blisters. Soak a cotton ball in some castor oil and apply it to your blisters every night before sleeping. Leave it on overnight and let it dry. You will feel a lot of relief in the morning. To heal the blister quicker, you may also add some apple cider vinegar to castor oil and then apply to the blisters.

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    Witch Hazel

    Witch hazel contains astringent compounds which can help your blister to dry out. Also, cleaning your blister with witch hazel helps the healing process. Take a clean cotton ball and dab it in some witch hazel. Now gently apply to your blisters. This could irritate the skin or cause a burning sensation in the affected skin area but you shouldn’t worry, this is a safe and effective remedy for treating blisters.

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    Aloe Vera Gel

    Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties, and it helps reduce redness and swelling that cause pain. Studies have also proven that aloe is as effective as traditional medicines in healing second and third degree burns, making it an excellent home remedy for blisters.

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    Green Tea

    Green tea again has anti-inflammatory properties that aid healing. Brew three tea bags in boiling water, and toss in a teaspoon of baking soda. Baking soda has antiseptic properties. Allow the brew to cool, then soak your blister in it. You can use gauze to apply the home remedy to the area if the blister is in an area too difficult to soak. Also, if your blister hasn't popped, you can speed up the healing process by soaking it in warm water to help it soften up and drain the fluid inside.

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