It may have happened when you were out for your daily run or playing ball in the yard with your family. The sharp stinging became painful enough to make you stop what you were doing and find the cause: you had a blister. Blisters can affect anyone, from a World Cup-winning soccer star to your elderly neighbor out for a walk. Fortunately, home remedies for blisters are quick and offer real relief.
Blisters are painful and can quickly put a stop to almost any activity. Rather than quit and resign yourself to the sidelines for a few days, try a little first aid. Home remedies for blisters can help you prevent worse damage, avoid infections, and promote skin healing.
First, try to leave the bubble intact if you can. Wash the sore spot with soap and water to clean it. Then gently cover it with antibacterial ointment or cream. Aloe gel also works well, and moisturizes the skin around the sore. If the bubble is painful, you may want to try an easy home soak. Cool green tea has anti-inflammatory properties and may help soothe the burning sensation. Some people apply tea tree ointment to dry up the fluid inside the vesicle and speed healing as well.
Once you’ve finished treating the surface of your skin, you need to cover the spot to protect it. Use a basic bandage or gauze pad. You may need to put a pad in your shoe or cover the area with tape to limit the friction against that spot of skin, so you don’t continue to irritate it.
Remedies for blisters are fairly simple, but they can make a big difference for your healing. You don’t have to suffer through skin damage on your feet—and in fact, you shouldn’t. Let Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona know if you have any trouble taking care of these sores. You can call, fax, or use the online request forms to make an appointment: to reach the Chandler office, call (480) 963-9000 and fax (480) 963-0375; for the Gilbert location, call (480) 981-1800 and fax (480) 981-0229.