Originally published November 5 2010
How to treat blisters naturally
by Maddie Ellison
(NaturalNews) We've all had blisters. We get them from wearing new shoes or working outside without wearing gloves. We can get them if we suffer from a burn or if we're injured. Some blisters are caused from illness or diseases. Things like eczema, chicken pox and impetigo can cause blisters. When you have a blister it's important to keep it clean and dry. Also don't try to open your blister. Once the blister is open the tissue underneath can easily get infected. If you get a blister there are several natural things you can do to stop the pain and help keep it from getting infected.
Aloe vera juice is a great natural treatment for blisters. Aloe vera is a plant that you can purchase at your local plant nursery or even your local home improvement store. It's easy to grow at home and easy to take care of. It has been used for many years to treat wounds. Even Alexander The Great used it. He had an island off of Somalia that he only used to grow aloe vera for its "amazing wound-healing" ability.
Once you slice off a piece of its stem aloe vera juice will flow from the plant. You can simply apply this juice to your blister. You can also make your own bottle of aloe vera juice. Slice up several leaves from the plant and put them in a glass jar. Then cover the leaves with vegetable oil. Allow the plant and oil to soak for 60 days and then strain. Keep the oil in a dark glass container. Make sure you label the container because aloe vera doesn't have much of a scent; you won't be able to take a sniff and figure out what's in the bottle. You can use your homemade aloe vera juice on blisters as well as burns, rashes and other wounds.
If your blister gets infected you can use barberry. Barberry has been used as a healing herb for thousands of years. Its uses date back to ancient Egyptian times when they would use it to prevent plagues. It's used today for its antibiotic, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Barberry is a very powerful herb so always use it in small doses.
Hypericum ointment is another blister remedy. You can purchase this at many health food stores. When you get a blister always make sure to leave it alone. Put a bandage on it to prevent it from coming open. As soon as it comes open clean the area and continue to keep it clean while it heals. Protect the open blister by keeping it covered. Use the above remedies to make sure your blister doesn't become infected.
About the authorMaddie is a health and fitness enthusiast who likes to research and write about all health and green living topics. She writes about herbal remedies for Sassafras Station, a health and fitness website, and edits the blog at http://www.sassafrasstation.com/blog/ .
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