Leg blisters are a common problem, especially during the warm months of the year. Unpleasant and painful blisters appear as a result of friction and irritation of the upper layer of the skin. Most blisters are filled with translucent fluid, but they can be filled with blood or pus if they are inflamed and infected.
If you have problems with blisters, the following home remedies will help you get rid of them more quickly.
Aloe Vera is a great choice for coping with blisters. This plant is abundant with ingredients that have anti-inflammatory effect and therefore reduces redness and inflammation. Additionally, due to the large amount of water it contains, aloe creates hydration of the problem area which accelerates the healing process, especially if the blisters are already bursting.
Put fresh aloe-vera gel on the blister and allow it to dry. Then rinse it with warm water. Another option is to combine aloe-vera gel with oil from one capsule vitamin E.
BLACK OR GREEN TEA
Both black and green tea act anti-inflammatory, but green tea has more intensive anti-inflammatory effect. Therefore, it will be better if you choose the green tea. In 250 milliliters of hot water, put one bag of green tea and wait for 5 minutes. Take out the tea bag and then leave the tea at room temperature until it cools down. Soak a piece of cotton in the tea and place it on the flask for 15 to 30 minutes. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day.
Vitamin E stimulates the healing process and prevents scarring. Take one capsule vitamin E and place the oil from the capsule on the blister area. Allow it to stand for at least 30 minutes. Repeat the procedure every day until there is no longer a blister.
Due to the ingredients it contains, such as baking soda and menthol, toothpaste can help with painful blisters. Therefore, place a little toothpaste on the affected area and allow it to stand for about 2 hours. Then remove it with warm water and apply foot cream. Repeat the procedure 1 to 2 times a day, until the blisters disappear. In this way, quick drying of the blisters is achieved and the pain and itching are reduced.
Note: Do not place toothpaste that is intended for teeth whitening.
Thanks to the ingredients contained in chamomile tea, it is possible to reduce the pain and swelling of the blisters. Make chamomile tea (2 packs of tea in 250 ml of water) and allow it to cool to room temperature. Take a piece of cotton and soak it in the tea. Place the cotton on the blister and keep it for 10 minutes. Repeat the procedure several times a day.
Apple vinegar has an antibacterial effect, so if the blister bursts, it can prevent infection. However, it should be noted that placing apple cider vinegar on the blister may cause local burning and redness. Therefore, if you decide on this natural remedy, place a small amount of apple cider vinegar and gently apply the problem area.
Turmeric is considered a natural antiseptic, so it can help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and prevent developments of infection. Stir one teaspoon of turmeric with a little water to get a homogeneous and thick mixture. Place the mixture on the blister area, keep it for 10 to 15 minutes then wash it with warm water. Repeat the procedure 2-3 times a day until the blisters disappear.
If the blister is causing you great pain, follow these tips:
- Wash your hands thoroughly;
- Take a clean and unused medical needle;
- Rinse it with alcohol;
- Punch the blister in the side and allow the liquid to come out;
- Wash the place with water and soap;
- Put an antibiotic and protect the place with a bandage or a patch;
- Change the band-aid every day.
- NOTE: Do not remove the upper part of the blister, unless it is very dirty or the liquid that came out is festering.