Blood blisters are quite common. They are filled with blood rather than with clear fluids. It is generally developed by the rupture of blood vessels underneath the skin.
When the blood vessels and tissues of the dermis are injured, a blister is formed on the skin. Body fluids such as blood and lymph are then trapped beneath the skin that leads to the formation of these blood blisters. The blood blisters contain all the constituents of the blood including hemoglobin. This gives dark red color to the blood blister. Blood blisters are body’s natural response to pressure or injury. Since the surface of the skin is not broken the blood cannot escape and nit stays confined to the blister. The injuries causing the blood blisters are not serious and do not require any medical attention. It is different from the normal blisters in having blood filled inside the blister instead of the clear fluid. There are certain things that you should know about the blood blisters to treat them at home. Home treatment of blood blisters is very easy.
Here Are 8 Effective Home Remedies For Blood Blisters:
Sandalwood paste is one of the best natural treatment options to get rid of painful blood blisters. Applying sandalwood paste, which is prepared from organic sandalwood powder, on the blood blister will help to draw the heat away from the blister. The skin cooling property of sandalwood paste can bring down inflammation thereby hastening the healing process of blood blisters.
Epsom salt has pain relieving and anti inflammatory properties that can work wonders on your blood blisters. You will need to mix enough quantity of Epsom salt with clean warm water to make it into a smooth fine paste. You need to clean the blood blisters on your feet or hands with this mixture at least three to four times a day. The warm Epsom salt mixed water will help in reducing inflammation as well as pain and will make the blister pop out naturally.
Extract juice from a piece of fresh ginger. Apply a few drops of the juice over the blood blister thrice in a day. The extracts are known to have anti-inflammatory properties that will slowly get rid of the painful blood blisters.
Placing an ice pack on a blood blister can to a large extent bring down the swelling and pain. An ice pack placed on a blood blister can help to control internal bleeding as well. Ideally, you should place an ice pack on the blood blister within ten minutes of its appearance. Place five to ten ice cubes inside a thick towel. Tie the ends of the towel together with a piece of kitchen twine. Now place the ice pack on the blood blister and allow the ice pack to remain on the blister for three to four minutes at a time. Repeat this home remedy frequently to heal blood blisters.
Certain essential oils like tea tree oil or witch Hazel can also be prove helpful in treating blisters. Whenever you use these oils remember to take very little quantity and always dilute it with water. Because of their antiseptic and antifungal properties your blister will heal sooner. You can repeat this 3-4 times in a day for faster and better results.
Organic turmeric powder is renowned for its exceptional healing powers. The inherent anti-septic and skin cooling properties of turmeric powder helps to cure blood blisters in next to no time. Mix half a teaspoon of organic turmeric powder with one tablespoon of organic honey to form a thick paste. Use your fingers to apply the turmeric paste directly on the blood blister. Allow the turmeric paste to remain on the skin for at least half an hour (or till the turmeric paste dries out completely), and then wash it off with cold water. For best results, repeat this remedy at least twice or thrice a day.
Cucumber is a well known ingredient that is used to treat a lot of skin problems and the best property is that it provides a cooling and soothing effect to your skin. It will also help in strengthening the connective tissue and will help in holding the skin together. It will help in easily reducing pain, inflammation and swelling. You can either use chilled cucumber pieces on the blister areas or keep it there for some time. Repeat this process for several times a day and for a few days to reduce the blister inflammation. You can also take in a glass of fresh cucumber juiced every day to reduce the pain and inflammation.
Garlic is another home remedy to treat blood blisters. Heat a tablespoon of garlic oil and wait for it to cool down. Massage the garlic oil over the affected area and allow it to dry. Rinse it gently when dry.