A fun-filled shopping spree turns into a miserable experience when that new pair of shoes leaves you in pain. The painful, red sore that your foot incurs when the shoes rub and brush against your skin in painful. The blisters, if not taken care of the right way, can prevent you from indulging in your everyday activities. Before you reach out for that antiseptic creams, why don’t you try a hand at these solutions from nature?
- Coconut Oil
Blessed innately with skin moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, topical application of coconut oil helps in quick healing of these bites. Heat 1 tsp camphor in 2 tbsp coconut oil until the former completely dissolves. Apply this on the affected area twice a day for a couple of days to ease the pain and itching.
- Sesame Oil With Turmeric Powder
Sesame oil is yet another natural lubricant that you can use to prevent and ease a shoe bite. Heat a tablespoon of sesame oil with 1 tsp turmeric powder and apply it liberally on the affected areas or the areas that are highly susceptible to these bites. While turmeric powder eases the inflammation and cuts down the risk of infections, sesame oil moisturizes the area, promoting quicker healing.
- Olive Oil With Honey
The natural healing powers of olive oil and honey come together in accelerating the healing. Mix honey and olive oil in 1:1 proportion and apply on the affected area to ease the pain and inflammation, decrease the itching, and promote skin re-growth. The mixture also lightens the bite scars.
Just use a little mashed potatoes or potato juice for healing the bruises. The inflammation is eased, while promoting quicker healing. You can mix it with a little peppermint oil and turmeric powder to enhance the process of recovery.
- Aloe Vera
The skin benefits of aloe vera is very well-known. From hydrating a dry skin to easing inflammation, from warding off skin redness to skin lightening, aloe does it all. The antimicrobial nature of this wonderful herb ensures that your shoe bites are safe from infections. Extract the gel from a freshly sliced aloe leaf or alternatively pick an aloe only gel from your nearby medical store for topical application.
- Ice Cubes
It is perfectly fine if you do not have access to any of the ingredients mentioned above. The ice cubes from your freezer can do wonders. It just eases the inflammation and numbs the affected region. You will soon see that the pain and blisters have vanished. Just ensure that you are using the ice pack after encapsulating the ice cubes in a clean washcloth. Do it as frequently as possible to do away with your shoe bites.
While the aforementioned home remedies are definitely safe and effective, do visit a doctor in case the blisters still persist.