Home Remedies for Blisters

by on September 29th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Water blisters can be caused by a number of things. The most common cause of water blisters is repeated friction which causes the blisters you get on the back of your heels when breaking in a new pair of shoes. Second and third degree burns are the second most common cause of blisters.  Viruses such as chicken pox and shingles also begin with the appearance of small blisters as do certain allergies.

The formation of water blisters is one of your skin’s healing mechanisms so avoid popping it, no matter how tempting it is because this increases the chances of infection. Blisters can be quite painful especially if they rupture- leaving the vulnerable skin underneath exposed.

A good home remedy to dry blisters is witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana). To apply, dab a cotton ball dipped in witch hazel (available at most drugstores) on the affected area at least four times a day. Witch hazel contains astringent tannins that act quickly to dry up the fluid-filled skin and relieve pain by increasing circulation.

Once the blister has completely dried, apply aloe vera gel or vitamin E oil to the affected area in order to speed up the skin’s healing process.

Skin Dr.is a homeopathic remedy that relieves symptoms associated with minor skin irritations and rashes such as eczema to promote skin strength, health & functioning.

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