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Blisters - Alarming signs

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A collection of fluid underneath the top layer of skin caused due to burns, friction forces, and diseases of the skin. The fluid collected protects the tissues underneath from further damage. 



  1. Friction: Blisters can develop when a surface rubs against exposed skin. Shoe bite is an example. 
  2. Burns: Flames, steam, or contact with a hot surface can cause blisters. Sunburn and exposure to other radiations can also cause blisters.
  3. Contact with irritants: Chemical irritants, cosmetics, few allergic plant and animal toxins can cause blisters. This is called contact dermatitis.
  4. Drug reactions: It is suggested that the doctor asks if the patient is allergic to any drugs before prescribing since blisters also develop due to the oral consumption or topical application (Application on the skin). It is advisable that you see a doctor if you see blisters appearing after taking the medicines prescribed.
  5. Infection: Blisters are a common symptom of many infectious illnesses, including chickenpox, cold sores, shingles, herpes, and a skin infection called impetigo.


  1. Increased pain, swelling, redness, or warmth around the blister
  2. Red streaks extending away from the blister
  3. Drainage of pus from the blister
  4. Fever


Home Remedies

Aloe vera - This is one of the best home remedies suggested for treating blisters because it has natural antibiotics and healing properties.

  • Scoop some aloe vera gel from the plant and apply directly on the blister. Let it dry naturally and repeat 2-3 times a day.
  • You can also mix some aloe vera with a pinch of turmeric and then apply on the area. Turmeric helps to prevent risks of infections due to pus oozing out from the blisters.
  • Gels are also available online in case you do not find the natural leaves for extraction.


Apple cider vinegar - The fluid-filled blisters heal faster with the natural pH balancing properties of Apple Cider Vinegar. 

  • Take a clean bowl and pour some apple cider vinegar in it. Using cotton balls or clean cloth, gently compress the blister and let it dry naturally. 
  • In case the blister hurts too much or if using for a child, dilute the vinegar with some water.  
  • You can mix half a spoon of onion paste to 1 spoon of apple cider vinegar. Apply on the blister and nearby areas. Wash off after the paste become dry or about an hour.
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Tea tree oil - Being rich in natural antibiotics, tea tree oil prevents risks of infection and cures the blister fast.

  • Dilute about 1/2 teaspoon of tea tree oil in equal quantities of water. Apply this on the blister with a cotton ball. No need to wash off. Do this 2-3 times a day.
  • To get rid of blisters on feet, you can also make a warm water soak. Dip your feet in a tub of warm water and add 10-12 drop of tea tree oil in it. Soak feet for about 20 minutes here and pat dry. You can do this once a day.
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Green tea - Being rich in antioxidants, green tea helps in faster healing of the blisters.

  • Take a green tea bag and leave it in a cup of hot water. Let it seep for about 5 minutes. Take out the bag and drink the tea 2-3 times a day.
  • You don’t have to discard the tea bag here either. Just cool the green tea bag in the refrigerator and then do a cold compress on the blister. Repeat 2-3 times.
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posted Aug 31, 2016 by anonymous

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The fluid-filled blisters which usually appear at the edge of the lips, nostrils or chin are called cold sores. They are caused by a herpes simplex virus.


  1. High Fever
  2. Having another infection like an infection of respiratory tract
  3. Emotional and psychological stress
  4. Menstruation or hormonal imbalances
  5. Consistent tiredness or fatigue
  6. Exposure to strong sunlight
  7. Any changes in the immune system



  1. Pain in and around the mouth, depending on the area where the blister is formed. 
  2. Mouth ulcers
  3. Swelling of lips
  4. Chewing and Swallowing difficulties due to pain
  5. Sore throat
  6. Swollen glands
  7. Elevated body temperature
  8. Dehydration 
  9. Nausea
  10. Headaches

Home Remedies

Hydrogen peroxide 

Hydrogen peroxide helps to disinfect and heal up the surfaced sore to spread or worsen.

  • Take 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. 
  • You will also need some cotton balls, cotton pads, or facial tissue
  • Soak the cotton balls in hydrogen peroxide
  • Place it directly on the store. Hold for a few seconds.
  • Then dab it again and re-apply. Let the ball stay on the area for about five minutes
  • You can then rinse it off using the same ball.


Vitamin E and C foods

The next step here would be eating more of Vitamin E and C foods that fight cold sores. Foods that you can eat here include

  • Red berries, Kiwi, broccoli, tomatoes, red and green peppers, spinach, etc.
  • You can also consume nuts, leafy greens, avocado and whole grains
  • Vitamin enriched oil can be applied on the sore.
  • Almond oil too is rich in vitamin E and can be used.



Cornstarch aids in drying up the cold sores thus hastening the recuperation process.

  • 1 spoon of fresh cornstarch or corn flour. Mix it with same quantity of water.
  • Apply on the cold sores. Let it dry completely. 
  • Rinse off.
  • To the same mixture add 1-2 drops of either tea tree, peppermint or even eucalyptus oil.
  • Mix well and apply. Wash off when dry.


Lemon balm

The use of lemon balm is a quick remedy for dealing with cold stores

  • Take any organic lemon balm for lips. Apply on lips and cold sore.
  • Make sure the balm is free of harmful preservatives
  • You can also use tea tree based lemon balm.
  • Take leaves of lemon balm. Crush and puree them. Apply on cold sore.
  • Use lemon balm oil mixed with cornstarch.
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What is it?

An infectious disease caused by virus - Herpes Varicella Zoster virus resulting in mild fever and a rash of itchy inflamed pimples which turn to blisters and then loose scabs. It mainly affects children but can also be rarely found in adults.

  • This is the most contagious disease and spread by droplets from a sneeze or cough, or by contact with the clothing, bed linens.
  • The blisters formed might ooze which can infect a healthy person.
  • The onset of symptoms is 10 to 21 days after the virus has entered the body.


The symptoms are usually divided into two stages, one before the rashes appear, second after the rashes appear. Below are the details:

Before the rashes appear

  1. Malaise - A general feeling of being unwell (malaise)
  2. Fever
  3. Aching muscles
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Occasional nausea

After the rashes appear

  1. Red small spots appear. Spots may be in some parts of the body or all over the body and it differs from person to person.
  2. They form clusters and blisters build up
  3. They can spread to face, hand, chest, limbs, scalp, behind the ears, stomach.
  4. Within 48 hours of blister formation they start drying up and become itchy
  5. Within a span of 8-10 days scabs are formed which fall by themselves.


Home Remedies

Epsom Salt

This is not actually a salt but more of a mineral compound. It relieves the itching and contains sulfate and magnesium that help to reduce inflammation too. 

  • Prepare a bathtub with lukewarm water. Add 2 cups of Epsom Salt to it.
  • Make sure that it is mixed well. When salt is dissolved completely, soak in it.
  • Stay in the water for about 15-20 minutes. 
  • Pat dry the body lightly.
  • Epsom Salt can be lightly mixed with water and applied too. Rinse with plain water.


Drink herbal tea

You can make a homemade herbal tea that is known for boosting immunity and fighting chickenpox. 

  • Take mixed herbal tea bags. You can also use leaves of chamomile, holy basil, marigold and lemon balm.
  • Boil 1/12 cup of water. When water is reduced add these herbs.
  • Cover with a lid and let the herbs soak. Add some honey to it.
  • Drink this twice a day.
  • You can also cool this tea and use it for bathing. In this case, don’t add honey. 


Lavender oil

Lavender oil soothes itching and helps the marks of the pox go away.

  • Dilute a few drops of lavender essential oil with any carrier oil. Ideally, you can use coconut, olive or even almond oil. Mix the two well.
  • Apply on body. Don’t wash off.
  • Repeat 2-3 times a day.
  • You can also take 10 drops of lavender and chamomile each. Mix in lukewarm water.
  • Bath in this water every day. 


Coconut water

Coconut water has soothing properties, making it ideal for patients who have chickenpox.

  • Take fresh coconut water. Apply it all over the body using a cotton ball.
  • You can also mix half coconut water and regular water. Bathe or soak in the same.
  • Drink 2 glasses of coconut water every day. It will soothe the stomach.
  • You can also eat the jelly of the coconut.
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Bad Breath, is an unpleasant-smelling breath. It is also called halitosis. It can occur occasionally, or it can be a chronic condition.

Food: It is the primary source of bad odors that come from the mouth. Foods like garlic, onion, exotic spices (such as curry), and few types of cheese, fish, acidic beverages such as coffee can leave a lingering smell.

Tobacco products: Smoking and chewing tobacco can leave chemicals that remain in the mouth.

Poor dental hygiene: Not brushing or flossing regularly leave the food particles in the mouth, which further rot and cause bad odors. Poor dental care can lead to a buildup of plaque in the mouth, which causes an odor of its own. This could further lead to various gum diseases as well.

Health problems: Any problem associated with respiratory tract or digestive tract, like sinus infections, pneumonia, sore throat, tonsil stones, bronchitis, diabetes, acid reflux, lactose intolerance, other stomach problems, and some liver diseases or kidney diseases may be associated with bad breath.

Dry mouth: Saliva helps moisten and cleanse the mouth, and when the body does not produce enough saliva, bad breath may result. This could be caused due to some medications as well.

Mouth infections: Cavities, gum disease, or impacted teeth may cause bad breath.

Dentures or braces: Food particles not properly cleaned from appliances such as braces can rot or cause bacteria and odor. Loose-fitting dentures may cause sores or infections in the mouth, which can cause bad breath.

Morning breath: Bad breath in the morning is very common. Saliva production nearly stops during sleep, allowing bacteria to grow, causing bad breath.

Pregnancy: Nausea and morning sickness during pregnancy can cause bad breath. Dehydration during pregnancy can be another reason. 

Home Remedies

Fennel seeds

  • Chew fennel seeds every time you have meals. This not only avoids bad breath but also helps in digestion.
  • Having a clove and few pods of cardamom along with fennel seeds has a lasting impact and keeps the mouth fresh for a long time
  • You can also make a tea by adding 2 tsp of crushed fennel seeds to 1 cup of boiling water. Let it steep, strain and drink it

Baking soda

  • Take 2 tbsp of baking soda and dip your toothbrush in it
  • Brush your teeth after normal brushing cycle, to having prolonged fresh breath


  • Add 1 tsp of cinnamon powder in 1 glass of water
  • Boil this for 10 minutes and add 2 bay leaves and 1 cardamom
  • Strain this water and use it to wash your mouth twice a day

Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Mix 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar in 1 glass of warm water
  • Use this to gargle twice a day
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What are Allergies?

Allergies are abnormal reactions of the immune system that occur in response to otherwise harmless substances. The substance could be drugs, foods, environmental irritants, microbes, physical conditions like temperature.


  1. Airborne allergens, such as pollen, animal dander, dust mites and mold
  2. Certain foods, particularly peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, eggs and milk
  3. Insect stings, such as bee stings or wasp stings
  4. Medications, particularly penicillin or penicillin-based antibiotics
  5. Latex or other substances you touch, which can cause allergic skin reactions


  1. Itching in the nose, roof of the mouth, throat, eyes
  2. Sneezing
  3. Stuffy nose (congestion)
  4. Runny nose
  5. Tearing eyes
  6. Dark circles under the eyes

Home Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar - Being used for multiple purposes, this is also best utilized to overcome allergies. 

  • Simply mix a tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water and consume this every morning. This not just prevents the allergies from setting up, but also cleanses the lymph nodes, decreasing the mucus production.


Probiotics - Probiotics work wonders in maintaining a healthy digestive system and overall health. The gut bacteria of the mother impacts the immunity of the baby throughout. Thus, the major credit of the way your immunity works goes to your mother. If you are frequently prone to allergies include probiotics in your meal twice a day. 

  • Include a cup of yogurt in your meal. Flavored yogurt can also be opted if plain isn't much pleasing.
  • Supplements of probiotics in the form of capsules are also available.
  • Pickles are loaded with probiotics since they are preserved for a long time


Turmeric - One of the wonder spice, turmeric has a lot of benefits including allergy remedies. 


  • Add extra turmeric instead of normal amounts to the dishes.
  • A tsp of turmeric mixed in a glass of warm milk, consumed at night has excellent results


Local honey - This is more effective than the processed honey. 

  • Have a teaspoon of local honey every morning with empty stomach
  • Mix one teaspoon of local honey with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a glass of warm water. 
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