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9 Excellent Home Remedies For Foot Blisters That Help Get Rid Of Them

Foot blisters can literally be the most annoying problem to deal with, especially when you are an active individual who has places to be and things to do. These pesky little things are pus-filled sacs that form on the upper layer of the skin, that pose no real threat to your health, but can be a pain to deal with, if not treated with care. They prevent you from walking properly, wearing your cute shoes, or any shoes at all, and in general, function as a debilitating force in your life, something that you can definitely do without.

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Fortunately, there are several home remedies for foot blisters that you can check out, which are going to cure the blisters in no time, so that you can be up and about without being bed-ridden. Even though you can wait out your foot blisters, it can be a painfully time-consuming process that tests your patience, which is why you can check out cool, effective and easy to manage home remedies for your blisters.

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Before we can figure out what these home remedies are, it is important to understand the causes for these blisters, because it is infinitely better to avoid their existence altogether, rather than try to cure them. Some of the most common causes for these blisters include:

  • Shoes – when you buy new shoes, they take some time to becomes pliable and mold themselves to the shape of your feet. Before that happens, however, the friction between your shoe and your feet can cause foot pain, which may result in a developing blister(s) on your feet. Shoes that don’t fit, or have worn out may also cause pain and discomfort to your feet, which if continued will lead to a development of blisters on your feet.
  • Exercise – If you work out or run or walk for long hours, especially when you are not used to it, you might develop blisters on your feet due to overstrain. The long hours of rigorous exercise might also lead to moisture build-up inside your footwear, causing blister-causing bacteria to thrive and do its things.
  • Exposure – exposure to things like high temperatures or hot places like sunny areas, exposure to chemicals or allergens or even minor irritants can cause a reaction leading to blisters.
  • Other illnesses – sometimes, foot blisters can also appear as side effects of a more consuming disease such as chicken pox, or a liver infection or diabetes or even STDs like herpes.

You can try to avoid all the above mentioned problems as much as you try, but once these little boils appear on your feet, you have to find a fast and effective and cheap method of curing them. Here are some tried and tested home remedies for foot blisters.

1. Deodorant Gel

This might sound super weird, but one of the best ways to cure foot blisters is by rubbing deodorant on your feet. The whole point of deodorant is to dry out your body, so that you don’t sweat and therefore stink as much, so can you use this science to your advantage. As mentioned above, moisture build-up can be one of the main causes for developing blisters. So if you have a blister on your foot, a deodorant would help it dry up much faster and shrivel and dry and disappear by preventing moisture retention and friction.

How to apply: Rub the affected area with deodorant gel and go about your day normally.

2. Aloe Vera

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This is an all-natural, one ingredient home remedy for foot blisters. If you can get your hands on some actual aloe vera gel from the plant itself, then there is nothing like it. It is one of the most miraculous natural ingredients ever, and it has super hydrating and healing properties. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce swelling immediately and help the blister dry up and soothe the area once it has lost all its juices.

How to apply: Cut open an aloe vera leaf, scoop out the gel and apply it directly on the blisters (maybe mix it with some Vitamin E oil for faster healing). Keep it for about 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water.

3. Apple cider vinegar

This too is an ancient remedy for almost all physical maladies since ancient times. Apple cider vinegar has major anti-inflammatory properties, and is also anti-bacterial, meaning that it removes all chances of your blisters getting infected and getting nasty.

How to apply: You can either soak your feet in apple cider vinegar, which is likely to sting a lot. For a less intense healing effect, you can soak a cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar and apply it to the area, or mix apple cider vinegar with some onion paste to create a little mask for your blisters, and watch them dry up immediately.

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4. Castor oil

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Castor oil is another natural ingredient that you must keep around your house at all times, for emergencies like these. Castor oil is great for blisters, because it moisturizes the affected area, while at the same time, preventing the growth of bacteria in the blisters, so that they heal faster.

How to apply: You can apply castor oil directly to your blisters, or you can mix half a cup of plain white vinegar with three spoons of castor oil and leave it on your foot overnight, and keep doing this for a couple of days to see its magical effect.

5. Green tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants, which in turn has anti-inflammatory properties, which you desperately need when your foot blisters are getting out of control. The vitamins in the tea helps your foot heal after the blister has popped and leaked significantly reduces the pain that you might feel during the healing process.

How to apply: The first step is to dunk around three green tea bags in boiling water for 5-7 minutes. After the mixture has cooled, you can either put a teaspoon of simple baking powder and soak your foot in the liquid mixture, or you can take the teabags and apply it directly to the affected area.

6. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is a gorgeous essential oil that contains terpinin-4-ol, which is an ingredient in tea tree oil, renowned for its healing properties, making the oil an anti-microbial ingredient. Tea tree oil will not only prevent the infection from developing and spreading from your blisters, but it would also help in the healing process.

How to apply: In three parts water or other non-scented, non-flavored oil, add one part of tea tree oil and apply it to the affected area and keep for 20 minutes. You can also apply the oil directly, or use an ointment, where the tea tree oil is the main ingredient.

7. Petroleum jelly

Even though this might sound quite unbelievable, petroleum jelly is a quick and effective way to treat your blisters, and help them dry up quickly. Application of the jelly helps release the pus from inside the blisters, and moisturizes the area to prevent dehydration or pain.

How to apply: Apply the jelly directly on the blisters, and cover with a band-aid or a piece of gauze to prevent the jelly from rubbing off. Keep it overnight and your blisters should disappear in the morning.

8. Epsom salt

Epsom salt is a great ingredient when you have persistent blisters that refuse to dry up and shed. Epsom salt is rich in magnesium, which is anti-inflammatory and helps reduce swelling in your foot. It also draws out the juices faster, helping the area heal super fast.

How to apply:  In a large container full of warm water, mix about three to four tablespoons of Epsom salt and let your feet soak in it for 15 minutes. After soaking, make sure you moisturize your feet, either with coconut oil or petroleum jelly or any other moisturizer.

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9. Turmeric


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Turmeric is full of anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties, which is perfect for your blisters. Turmeric also soothes the area, and prevents from drying out too much. Turmeric, in general, is a great natural, chemical-free ingredient for your skin, which is why it has been a part of ancient medicine and has been used to cure and heal since forever.

How to apply: You can mix around half a teaspoon of dried, ground up turmeric and mix it with water, vitamin oil, honey or milk to form a paste that you can apply to your blisters. You can cover the ointment and let it set overnight before washing it off.

All the ingredients listed above are trusted, effective ingredients that are super easy to find around your house when you have a foot blister emergency situation. Most of the remedies are natural, so the chances of a reaction against chemicals are also reduced significantly, giving you satisfactory and soothing results.

However, if you want to avoid going into the remedy part of it completely, then it would be advisable that you look at the causes of foot blisters more carefully and take all kinds of preventive measures, so that you don’t have to endure them at all.

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9 Excellent Home Remedies For Foot Blisters That Help Get Rid Of Them
Foot blisters are a pretty common condition, but you don't need to suffer through them. Try these easy home remedies for foot blisters and get rid of them!
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.