How to Treat Blisters

Like any other cut or bruise, getting rid of blisters is a trial of patience and a test of your ability to not pick or scratch at the blister. That’s what crazy people do; crazy people pick at themselves, and you’re not crazy, are you? Blisters are good things. If you didn’t get blisters, your doctor would get worried. No blisters means your body may be suffering from some sort of immunodeficiency, which is bad. Blisters are the result of your body detecting damage and building up fluids that help repair your body and fight infection.

However, if a blister is punctured and forms an open wound and there are signs of infection such as pus draining from the blister, very red or warm skin around the blister, and red streaks leading away from the blister, this should be disinfected and bandaged. Loose bandaging of a blister is considered because tight bandaging can cause discomfort.

The first treatment is to use some lavender essential oil it helps repair skin cells, which speeds up healing of blisters. You can apply it directly on the blister using the pure oil treatment on the blister. Then cover it with a small bandage. Apply the oil two to three times a day. The next home treatment is to use horse chestnut. This herb reduces swelling by reducing the gathering of fluid in the blister.

Blister Beetles get their name from the fact that they contain a toxin called cantharidin that will make your skin break out in blisters if you come in contact with it. Usually you would need to touch a crushed beetle to break out, but some people can have an allergic reaction just from touching one of the beetles.

Blisters are often the result when there’s friction and irritation of the skin especially the feet and the hands. Shoes which are too tight cause blister to appear because of rubbing and friction of the skin’s feet. It is best not to wear shoes which are too tight for the feet. Just wear the right size and shape for the feet and gloves for the hands. Usually, blisters heal quickly without any more additional treatment.

Irritation. Burns of any kind, including sunburn, can cause blisters to form. Irritating chemicals coming in contact with the skin may also create blisters. Extremely cold conditions can result in frostbite, which can cause blisters when the skin is re-warmed. Also, eczema, a skin condition characterized by a persistent rash that may be red, dry, and itchy, can result in blister formation.

Herpes Simplex Virus (both 1 and 2) can cause blisters to appear on the mouth or genital areas.

A blister is an area of raised skin with a watery liquid inside. Blisters form on hands and feet from rubbing and pressure, but they form a lot more quickly than calluses. You can get blisters on your feet the same day you wear uncomfortable or poor-fitting shoes. You can get blisters on your hands if you forget to wear protective gloves when you’re using a hammer, a shovel, or even when you’re riding your bike.