Itchy Blisters on Feet

The skin is the largest organ of the body and it is exposed to several external factors that are harmful. Because your feet are mostly concealed in shoes, they tend to hold a lot of warmth, which provide a suitable home for bacteria and fungus, if not taken care of.

Developing itchy foot blisters can be a common ailment amongst individuals. However, there are different causes of blisters on feet and blisters on toes and it is important that you see a doctor to clarify on the cause. The blisters on feet will appear either on the top or as blisters between toes.


Causes of Itchy Blisters on Feet

The following are the possible causes of itchy foot blisters.

  • Dyshidrotic eczema

This starts as small blisters on feet, that are itchy and may be characterized by a scaly appearance. They spread fast and in just three days, they are fully developed. This is the most common cause of itchy blisters on feet.

  • Poor personal hygiene

Poor personal hygiene will lead to the accumulation of dirt, dust, and sweat on your feet. This will then provide a suitable condition that will harbor bacteria and fungi. With time, you will notice formation of blisters, which start to become itchy over time.

  • Dryness of the skin

If you have sensitive skin, leaving your skin dry, tends to irritate it and as a result, your skin will develop blisters characterized by itchiness. Look to avoid any reasons that may cause dry skin.

  • Genetic predisposition

Individuals with some skin disorders, where their hair follicles get elevated as well as thick. Once these get infected, they develop into blisters that are itchy.

  • Cholinergic urticaria

This is a condition from prolonged running or walking in hot weather, which leads to the development of bumpy hives. With time, the hives can result in itchy blisters.

The major causes of blisters that are known to cause itching in summary are:

- Irritation.

- Allergies.

- Infections.

- Skin diseases.

- Some medications such as nalidixic acid and furosemide.


Itchy Blisters on Feet Treatment  

Depending on the cause of the blisters, the foot blister treatment may differ. You can decide to use a home remedy or consider an over the counter treatment. It is however important that you do not open blisters as a way of getting rid of them. The following offers better options on how to treat a blister.


Home Remedies for Itchy Blisters on Feet

Foot blister care using home remedies. The following are easy to obtain and easy to use.

  • Pure aloe vera gel

Aloe vera is known to be a home remedy for quite a number of skin ailments. It comes in handy when treating itchy blisters, as it has anti-inflammatory properties that help to relieve the itch and any soreness or redness. It also acts as a hydrator to avoid dry skin. As a fluid, it is ideal to treat blisters between toes as it seeps through between the toes.

Ingredients:

- Pure aloe vera gel, which you can easily purchase from the stores.

How to:

- Ensure that your feet are clean

- Gently apply some aloe vera on the affected area.

- Allow it dry and let it dry for about 15 minutes.

- Gently rinse it off with clean pure water.

- Apply at least twice in a day, every day until it heals.

  • Turmeric and honey mixture

These two ingredients have antibacterial properties. This makes it ideal to treat blisters on your feet that are as a result of bacterial infections.

Ingredients

- Turmeric

- Honey

How to:

- Ensure that your feet are clean.

- In a bowl, mix these two ingredients together to make a paste

- Apply the mixture on the affected area

- Allow it rest for about 10 minutes

- Rinse it off with clean water

- Repeat treatment twice a day.

As you offer treatment, ensure that you use mild soaps to shower, avoid tight fitting clothes and socks all the time, ensure proper hygiene, and allow fresh air to help dry up the blisters.


Over the Counter Remedies for Itchy Blisters on Feet

Over the counter remedies may be ideal for complicated itchy blisters such as a blood blisters. It is best that you receive the right dosage, so be sure to consult with an expert.

  • Antibiotics and antibacterial ointments

There is a number of antibiotics and antibacterial ointments you can purchase over the counter. They serve to treat bacterial infections, which is one of the major causes of blisters on hands and feet.

  • Oral antihistamine pills

These medications come in handy to alleviate the itchy sensation.


Other pages on remedies for skin in connection with this page

* Dry cracked feet

* Itchy skin

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