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Natural Ingredients To Apply On Fever Blisters

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Fever blisters occur when the body temperature is soaring high. Fever blisters are painful small red pimples which are itchy and painful. These blisters which are also called as cold sores usually occur on the lips, inside the cheeks, nostrils and on the chin.

They are also believed to occur on the fingers, hands and even the genitals. Getting rid of fever blisters with the help of home remedies is advisable. Also, natural ingredients will not have an adverse effect on the blister.

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Applying some of these home remedies on the fever blisters will also help lighten the scar which it normally leaves behind. To treat fever blisters, it is important to use soothing ingredients on the skin.

The natural soothing home remedies for fever blisters will reduce inflammation and kill harmful germs in the blister which can cause an infection. On the other hand, there are a few remedies which need to be consumed in order to treat fever blisters.

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Drinking plenty of water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, water, citrus juices and other fresh vegetables juices (cucumber) helps treat blisters in the stomach. So, take a look at what to put on fever blisters:


Ice Application

As soon as the fever blister appears on the skin, treat it immediately. Wrap a handful of ice cubes in a clean cloth and place this cold cloth over the blister. Keep the cloth over the blister for 3 seconds, remove and repeat.


Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon balm tea is one of the best soothing home remedies to treat fever blisters. Dip a piece of cotton in the warm tea and place the cotton over the blister. The properties present in the lemon balm tea will heal the fever blister.



Cold yogurt is gently massaged over the fever blister to help treat it. It is suggested to apply the cold yogurt directly on the blister twice a day.


Peppermint Oil

The best home remedy to get rid of fever blisters is peppermint oil. The mint provides a soothing relief to the affected skin and prevents the blister from bursting, and causing an infection.


Aloe Vera Gel

Applying aloe vera gel over the blister is the perfect way to treat this skin problem. Aloe is gentle on the skin and also helps lighten the scar effectively.



Crushed garlic is applied on the fever blister, to help get rid of it. Garlic is slightly pungent on the skin; so those who have sensitive skin should avoid this home remedy.


Baking Soda

Baking soda is the perfect home remedy to treat fever blisters at home. Make a thick paste out of one tablespoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of water. Apply the paste on the blister to treat it.


Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree oil is another natural ingredient which is safe to use on boils and blisters. Tea tree oil prevents infection and also reduces inflammation in the affected area.


Apple Cider Vinegar

Pour 1 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar over a piece of cotton wool. Squeeze the excess vinegar and gently massage the affected area with the wool. After 10 minutes, repeat the process.



Rinsing the affected area with cold milk is one of the best ways to treat fever blisters. Rinse the area twice in the day to soothe the skin.

Story first published: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 8:01 [IST]
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