How to remove a foot blister naturally?
Who hasn’t had a blister on their foot? Foot blisters can be painful and uncomfortable if you’re not careful.
Fortunately, it is possible to treat them quite easily. Here are several tips and remedies to cure a blister on the foot and heel naturally.
1. Pierce a foot blister or not?
Although it is common for a blister to open on its own, avoid manually piercing it. But the decision is yours!
Indeed, the blister (blister) forms a kind of liquid that helps protect your skin and accelerate healing. So if you pierce it the liquid will escape and the healing will take longer.
How to pierce a blister?
If, on the other hand, the blister is « very » painful, you can decide to pierce it, but how?
- Clean the blister gently with soapy water.
- Disinfect a needle and gently puncture the blister.
- Let the liquid come out (without touching it with your fingers) and leave the skin in place.
- Gently apply a disinfectant product and apply a bandage to the punctured blister.
2. Apply some petroleum jelly to the bulb
A home remedy that works really well for quickly curing a blister on your foot is petroleum jelly.
If the blister is punctured, which unfortunately often happens, follow these few steps for a quick healing:
- Clean the blister and skin gently with soapy water.
- Apply an antiseptic product.
- Then apply some petroleum jelly to the bulb.
- Leave the blister uncovered and add more petroleum jelly as needed.
Vaseline will help heal the skin faster. If you don’t have petroleum jelly, you can also use aloe vera gel to naturally heal a blister.
3. Protect a blister with a bandage
To avoid accidentally piercing a blister on the foot, it must be protected with a dressing or bandage.
- Use a loose bandage to prevent the sticky part from sticking to the skin of the blister.
- Gently apply a dressing, leaving a space between the dressing and the blister (to allow the skin to breathe).
The dressing, if well applied, will protect the bulb against external aggressions such as dust and other dirt while on the move.
If you are at home or in a place that allows you, it is better to let the skin breathe, without dressings or bandages.
4. Cure a blister naturally with an onion
A grandmother’s trick that can cure a blister naturally is the onion… Yes yes, an onion!
Here’s how to do this trick:
- Peel an onion and remove the small thin layer (a kind of very thin film).
- Apply this thin film directly to the blister and apply as a bandage.
- Repeat 2-3 times a day to quickly remove and heal the blister.
5. A foot bath to cure a blister
If you like grandmother’s remedies then here is one that should help you heal that blister faster.
Here’s how to make this foot bath:
- Fill a basin with lukewarm water (warmer than cold).
- Add a cup of baking soda to the water and stir well to dissolve the baking soda.
- Soak the foot where the blister is located for 20-30 minutes.
- Repeat 2 times a day until the blister is completely healed.
You can also do a foot bath with salt water to properly disinfect the bulb. Salt water will also help dry out the skin and the blister faster.
6. Remove a blister with an oatmeal foot bath
Another effective foot bath to cure foot blisters naturally and quickly is the oatmeal bath.
As oats are effective against itching in addition to having softening effects, it is therefore effective in treating foot blisters.
- Pour one cup of rolled oats into a large saucepan filled with cold water.
- After about an hour, boil the mixture and leave to cool.
- Once cooled, pour the mixture into a basin and soak your feet for 30 minutes.
- Repeat 2 or 3 times over the next few days to naturally heal the blister and wound.
7. Castor Oil Blister Remedy
A 100% natural remedy to quickly cure a blister on the foot is to use castor oil or another product rich in vitamin E.
Here is how to use this oil on a blister:
- Clean the foot and the area around the blister with water and a mild soap.
- Apply castor oil to the blister and its contour and leave on overnight.
- Repeat daily until the blister is completely healed.
You can opt for this trick in addition to the oatmeal or baking soda foot bath for more efficiency and speed in healing.
Now that you know how to calm and treat a blister, here are some simple tips and tricks to avoid having other blisters on your foot:
- Wear cotton socks which help reduce friction with the skin.
- Wear your new shoes for just a few hours, never an entire day.
- Moisturize your skin well in the most sensitive areas such as the heel to avoid blisters.
- Keep your feet as dry as possible when playing sports.
- Choose and wear shoes that fit your feet.