They may be hard to prevent, but they’re a cinch to heal. Learn how get relief with treatments for your most painful blisters on your feet and elsewhere.
Prevent a blister with deodorant
Blisters are worsened by moisture and friction, so keeping your feet bone dry can help prevent them from forming. Slide the gel variety around the sides and tops of clean, dry feet before slipping on a new pair of shoes; the deodorant should act as a home remedy to lubricate any problem areas and reduce rubbing. But if you do get one, read on to learn how to use simple home remedies as blister treatment.
Tent it to protect it
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Bandages reduce friction and protect your blister from irritating contact, but how you apply them can affect how to get rid of blisters. Here’s how to use a Band-Aid for blister treatment: 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. Find out how to tell if a cut or scrape is infected.
Soak it in green tea
Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that aid healing. Here’s how to get rid of blisters with it: First, brew three tea bags in boiling water, then toss in a teaspoon of baking soda (for its 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. Find out the old-time home remedies we’ve forgotten but need to bring back.