Blisters occur as a result of wearing new shoes, tight shoes and footwear poor quality. Many of them often burst and that’s bad, because they can get infected very easily.
The best option is for the blister to breaks by itself, and if it is possible to put a bandage over it. When the blister breaks by itself, you need to clean it regularly, in order to avoid infection. With the help of several natural plants you can reduce pain, accelerate healing and prevent the infection of the blisters.
1. Aloe Vera
Juice of the plant Aloe Vera is a great natural cure for blisters. When you tear a piece of Aloe Vera, the juice begins to leak, pick it up and just grease the blister with the juice. You can also create your own “Aloe Vera gel”, just grind a few pieces of the plant in a food processor, and your Aloe Vera gel is ready.
Barberry has been known for its healing properties for thousands of years. Today we know that Barberry has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Tincture or juice of this plant can be applied locally, directly on the blister. The plant is very powerful, therefore it should be used in small quantities.
3. St. John’s Wort
St. John’s Wort is another herb that helps with blisters. St. John’s wort is well respected by the people, is one of the few plants that have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effect. The healing power of this herb has a wide range, and its oil is particularly known and appreciated. St. John’s oil is rich in, tannins and flavonoids, among others, which have anti-inflammatory effect and help the epithelialization of the skin.
How can you prevent blisters?
Wear appropriate, comfortable shoes and clean socks. It is known that poor fitting shoes or shoes with high heels increase the chances of blisters. Blisters appear more often on damp skin, so if you sweat often you should change socks more often and use protective gloves when treating the blister.