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Blisters on the feet

 

Blisters are small pockets of fluid that generally appear on the feet, although sometimes they can occur in other areas of the body such as the hands. They cause great pain to those who suffer from them and, in addition, they are very annoying.

The blisters are light in color, with serum inside; However, they can also be red if there is blood inside them, or even yellowish green if the blisters fill with pus, indicating that there is an infection.

Why do I get blisters on my feet?

The causes of blisters on the feet are very broad and varied; We explain them below.

  • Rubbing: this is the main reason why blisters appear on the feet, both in children and adults. The rubbing or friction is due to improper use of the shoe, either because it is too big or because it is small and the foot is under excessive pressure. Blisters are also common when new shoes are worn; This happens especially in summer, with open shoes with which socks are not worn.
  • Sunburn: sunburn on the feet, especially on the sole, is one of the most painful. If it is a second degree burn, blisters may appear; in addition, the area has a reddish color and great sensitivity. Sometimes medical attention is necessary.
  • Fungi: Fungus infection of the feet is another likely cause of blisters, especially in spring and summer. To avoid an infection of this type, it is important not to keep your feet wet for a long period of time and to wear appropriate footwear in public facilities, such as gyms or swimming pools.

Blisters on the feet from sweat

Sweat is one of the main causes of the appearance of blisters on the feet; Poor perspiration can lead to excessive moisture on the feet , leading to these small fluid-filled pockets.

A good trick to avoid excessive sweating is to apply talcum powder to the feet and then to the socks.

What should be done with the blisters?

Sometimes, as much as you want to take care of your feet and avoid the appearance of blisters, they end up winning the battle in some way. Well, once the blisters have made an appearance, it is important that you know how to treat them.

First you must soothe the affected area , for which you must use warm water and soap. It is best if the blister heals on its own ; however, if you are in a difficult area, such as the sole of the foot, it may be better to empty the fluid.

To do this you must start by styling a needle with alcohol; in this way, you avoid any type of infection. Then insert the needle into the bubble in the ampoule and let the liquid drain out; Remember that in no case should you remove the skin. Then, disinfect the area, wait 15-20 minutes for it to breathe, and cover with a bandage.

Home remedies to cure blisters on feet

If you want the blister to heal on its own, there are a number of very effective home remedies to speed up the process.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is one of the natural plants with the greatest number of benefits for the skin; And, how could it be otherwise, it also helps significantly to heal blisters on the feet. Aloe vera remarkably soothes pain and also helps blisters to dry in record time.

To perform this remedy you need an aloe vera pod. Then, open it with a knife and extract the gel that is inside; you must apply it directly on the affected area. Then, cover with gauze and let it act overnight.

Honey and turmeric

Honey and turmeric are two ingredients with antibiotic and healing properties . A 100% recommended home remedy to treat blisters on the feet.

The ingredients for this remedy are 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder. Mix both ingredients well until obtaining a homogeneous paste and apply on the blisters; let it act for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. You can follow this remedy twice a day.

Garlic

Garlic is a great natural antibiotic , so it is a 100% recommended ingredient to treat blisters on the feet. It allows them to heal quickly and also prevents infections.

First you must heat a couple of liters of water in a saucepan and, when it reaches its boiling point, add 100 grams of thyme; Let cook for a few minutes, remove, strain, and let it warm. Next, soak your feet in the thyme infusion for 20 minutes; once the time has elapsed, you should dry them carefully, paying special attention to the space between the fingers.

The next step is to mince three garlic in a mortar. When you have them, wrap them in a couple of gauze. Place these gauze pads on the area affected by the blisters and let them act for 15 minutes.

Sodium bicarbonate

This is one of the home remedies against blisters on the feet that works better and faster; If these are not very large and it is a slight scratch, you can make them disappear from one day to the next.

As ingredients you need 200 milliliters of water, 20 grams of baking soda and 40 milliliters of hydrogen peroxide. Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl and stir well until smooth. Then, with a cotton ball, gradually moisten the affected area.

Tips to prevent blisters on the feet

There are a series of tips that are worth taking into account to avoid as much as possible that the annoying blisters appear on the feet.

Footwear

It is essential that the shoes are of the correct size ; They should not be over tight, but not loose either. High-heeled shoes or flip flops are some of the types of footwear that most favor the appearance of blisters.

It is also important to know that the feet swell up to 8% throughout the day , especially in spring and summer, when the temperature is higher. Therefore, when buying footwear, it is best to do it in the late afternoon, when the feet are larger.

After buying new shoes, before going out, a good trick is to use them at home for a couple of hours or three; in this way, it softens and adapts to the shape of the foot.

And finally, when it comes to footwear, the ideal is not to wear the same shoes for more than three or four days in a row. When changing shoes, the friction points on the feet are changed, which makes it difficult for blisters to appear.

Dry feet

Another very important tip to assess has to do with the material of both the footwear and the socks to keep your feet dry. As for shoes, it is best to opt for natural materials such as leather, fabric or canvas; They are breathable materials that keep moisture away from the feet. Regarding the socks, the most advisable thing is that they are 100% cotton.

This is everything you need to know about foot blisters , how to avoid them and also heal them once they have appeared. Unless they are in the plant, it is best that they heal themselves; therefore, it is not recommended to exploit them. With the home remedies that we have pointed out, you significantly accelerate the healing process.

 

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Hello Readers, I am Nikki Bella a Psychology student. I have always been concerned about human behavior and the mental processes that lead us to act and think the way we do. My collaboration as an editor in the psychology area of ​​Well Being Pole has allowed me to investigate further and expand my knowledge in the field of mental health; I have also acquired great knowledge about physical health and well-being, two fundamental bases that are directly related and are part of all mental health.

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