Blisters are obtained mostly due to wearing new shoes or poor-quality ones or working without adequate protection for hands. People often try to drill the blister, which is wrong, because the tissue beneath can be easily infected.
The best option is to leave it to make a hole by itself, and if possible, to put a bandage on it. Then, it should be regularly cleaned, while not fully healed. With the help of several herbs you can reduce the blister pain, accelerate its healing and prevent possible infections.
Aloe vera (Aloe Vera)
The juice of this plant is an excellent remedy for blisters. Apply the juice on the blister and leave it to act.
Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)
If there was infection of the blister, use the Barberry plant. This plant has antibacterial and antifungal properties. The tincture or juice is applied locally, directly on the blister. Due to its strong action it should be used in small quantities.
St. John’s Wort has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. The oil is rich in hypericin, tannins and flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties and help in the skin epithelialization.
Blisters can be prevented by wearing comfortable and appropriate shoes and clean socks. Also, high heels increase the risk of blisters. They appear more frequently on wet skin, therefore, if you are sweating often, or do sports, change your socks frequently. To protect your hands from blisters, use appropriate gloves.