How to Get Rid of Blood Blisters

Blood blister is the kind of skin problem which happens when the blood vessels under the skin surface get damaged. A blood blister looks like a red, fluid-filled bump that can be very painful to the touch. Some of the main causes behind the formation of a blood blister are forceful pinching, scalding or burning, exposure of chemicals or allergens to the skin or a fungal or viral skin infection. Blood blisters can be very painful and need to be handled very carefully. If proper care is not taken then there is a high chance of infection.

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While most blood blisters are not serious and will eventually heal on their own, you can try some home remedies to minimize the discomfort and prevent infection. There are many effective home remedies for treating blood blisters which you can easily try at home.

Here are top 10 ways to get rid of Blood Blisters.

1. Ice

The first thing you need to do when treating blood blisters is to apply an ice wrap against the affected skin area for about ten minutes. Give some rest and then apply again. The cold temperature will make your blood vessels constrict and it will reduce swelling and stop the internal bleeding. It is advisable not to apply ice directly on the affected skin area as it may cause your skin to burn. Always place a towel between the ice cubes and then only apply it on the blood blister. Instead of ice wrap, you can also use a bag of frozen peas or a cold spoon.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties and so it can be useful in treating blood blisters at home. You must apply fresh aloe vera gel over the affected area daily for a few days. This will give a cooling effect and alleviate the pain. If aloe vera gel is not available then you can use aloe vera juice which you can easily find in the market. One effective home treatment for blood blisters is a mixture of aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil. Take both the ingredients in equal amount and mix it properly and then apply it gently onto the blister and allow it to dry for some time.

3. Garlic Oil

Garlic oil has many essential components that can fasten up the healing process of blood blisters. Also garlic oil helps in disinfecting the infected blisters. Take natural garlic oil and slightly heat it and allow it to come down to room temperature. Now use this oil to gently massage the affected skin area. Leave the oil on the skin for about half an hour so that it gets penetrated deep inside the skin. Finally rinse the area properly with cool water. If required you can use a mild cleanser to clean the area. Follow this remedy several times a day. In case you notice redness on the skin due to the use of garlic oil, then you must not follow this remedy.

4. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is often used in treating various skin problems. You can use sandalwood powder to get rid of blood blisters in a very effective and quick way. Sandalwood is very useful as it can easily absorb the heat away from blood blisters and fasten up the healing process. Take some sandalwood powder and add some rose water to it to make a thick paste. Now apply this paste over the affected skin area and allow it to dry on its own before rinsing the area with cold water. This will ease the pain and inflammation. Follow this remedy several times a day.

5. Turmeric

Turmeric, known for its therapeutic and medicinal properties has been often used in the treatment for various skin problems such as minor burn, suntan and also blood blisters. Also turmeric powder is antiseptic in nature and also has exceptional healing powers. For treating blood blisters you can make a paste of turmeric powder and rose water and apply it on the affected skin area. Another effective home remedy to treat blood blisters is to apply a paste of turmeric and honey onto the blisters two to three times a day. Also it is recommended to add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of warm milk and have it before going to bed.

6. Cucumber

Cucumber contains silica, a kind of trace mineral, which strengthens the connective tissue that holds skin together. So when cucumber is applied directly onto the blood blisters it reduces the swelling, pain and inflammation. You can simply take a chilled cucumber, cut it into thick slices and put it over the blister for a few minutes. Repeat the process several times a day for a few days until you get rid of the blood blisters completely. At the same time it is also recommended to have a glass of fresh cucumber juice every day.




  1. What I did today was cut a thin slice of cucumber, put it over the blister. Put on a tight fitting sock. Get some cellotape and cellotape around the sock securing the cucumber in place. Carry on as normal, changing your sock 2per day. In the past, i’ve used aloe vera in the same fashion. Peel some aloe vera, remove thorns. place over blister, with gely side touching the blister and secure as above.
    In both cases the cucumber/aloevera acts as a cushion and reduces the pain of walking on the blister. I knew cucumber was an excellent moisturiser but i didn’t know about it’s additional benifits. Thanks

  2. Blood blisters usually heart so if they Heart rap a bandage around it not to tight

    • *Hurt. your heart is the organ in your chest that needed for daily living. I’m in no means trying to offend you, just trying to save you from getting into a possible argument with someone who would’ve been a jerk about it.

  3. Um thanks for the advice but I think ill just let it heal by itself

  4. The wich hazel worked so well that I was better in a second!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. My blood blister already popped-it’s on the palm of my hand & is painful. I did put a band-aid with bacitracin-what else can I do for the soreness of it-do I need to keep it covered?? Thank you.

  6. tobasco sauce, heated up to about 110 degrees (F), is the 2nd worst thing you can put on a blood blister. Obviously the worst being to cut it open and put a few drops of hydrochloric acid inside. probably shouldn’t carve it out with an apple corer either…just sayin’.

  7. take a hot pin to it

  8. Enjoy The Tabasco sauce remedy comment!!! I am a big Tabasco Sauce fan. But I will let it heal on its own. But going to use the cucumber on the skin to prevent future ones? My hands get these most often. I cant always wear my gloves.


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