Bubble like raised pockets on the top layer of your skin that is usually filled with fluid, watery, pus, or blood, is called a blister. In the case of blood blisters, it is filled with blood, looks red and inflamed, and is extremely discomforting and painful. The best advice that one gives you is to leave them alone, but what if you get them on the part of your body that you have to move and can’t let rest, like feet? Imagine a situation, and you’ll think about nothing as bad as that.
What causes them?
Ever got your finger into a drawer, and the blood got stuck inside? Are your shoes pinching your feet and toenail, but you aren’t bothered?
Anything that hurts the skin but could not break it open can turn into a blister. Some common cause of blisters are:
- Shoes that fit poorly
- Sweaty feet
- Skin pinched between two heavy objects
- Something repeatedly rubbing against the skin
What to do in case of a blood blister on feet?
Our feet are a really sensitive part, and that is in motion all the time, friction or the slightest rub against the blister can worsen the situation, so we need to take a little extra care for that, so it can heal quickly.
- Apply some ice to the blister
- Loosely wrap it in some non-adherent bandage or cloth to avoid any friction
- Wear an open and airy footwear
- Clean the blister properly if it bursts open
- Apply some antiseptic to it
Don’t do this!
Totally avoid these things if you want it to heal quickly,
- Don’t peel the skin even if it’s healing. It can turn it into a wound
- Never ever pop the blister
- Avoid sharing your footwear with someone and don’t wear covered footwear, it can cause sweating and can lead to even more discomfort
- Don’t ignore it, take regular care, clean and keep the skin dry
- Don’t perform anything that makes your skin rub against the surface, running, gym exercises that require a pressure to be put on the feet; avoid friction as much as possible
Treat them naturally
Blood blisters usually heal on their own, but this can take a little longer, and the situation is extremely difficult, it is really hard not to pop them because of the discomfort they cause you every minute, but wait right there, we have a better option that you would really be interested in trying out. To speed up the healing and to get rid of them fast, here are a few things that you can probably find in your home to treat this condition easily:
Soak in some Epsom salt
Mix a few spoons of Epsom salt in your bathtub and soak yourself on some goodness. It has magnesium sulfate and detoxifies your skin naturally.
Essential oil for blood blister
- Lavender oil- An essential oil is considered a natural cure for blood blister and is worthy to try. Mix the undiluted oil with some carrier would like almond, in equal proportions, pour it onto some cloth and tie it tightly on the blister, keep changing the cloth if required. Lavender oil eases pain and can fasten the healing process as well.
- Garlic oil- It contains ally in, a naturally occurring antimicrobial and disinfectant, it can help to heal as well as prevent further infections. Just dab some on the blister and tie a loose bandage around it, change it twice a day, and you’ll see it recovering.
Apple cider vinegar
Dilute apple cider vinegar in an equal portion of water and apply it on the affected skin, you can gently press a cotton pad and let it sit there for 5-10 minutes, it is an amazing antibacterial remedy that can really help to soothe the irritated skin.
It is a natural astringent and can treat cuts, infections as well as blisters. Dab some witch hazel on the blister, and you’ll see it drying up gradually. Don’t peel the skin and moisturize it with some olive oil if it feels too dry.
The tannic acid in the tea can give you a really soothing effect. Just use some refrigerated tea bags, and you’ll feel really relaxed instantly. You can use the same tea bag for the whole day, make sure to use cold tea bags for better results.
These remedies are extremely effective in treating blood blisters, but any of these natural remedies will take a little time to heal the blister. Usually, 2-3 weeks, be patient and never pop them, however tempting it may seem. These remedies can ensure safe healing with no infections or scarring.
Jennifer is a wellness lifestyle writer. She loves sharing her thoughts and personal experiences related to natural remedies, Ayurvedic, yoga, and fitness through her writing. Jennifer currently writes for How To Cure. She can connect with others experiencing health concerns and help them through their recovery journeys through natural remedies.