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I Have Blisters on My Hands: Will CBD Cure Them

CBD being used to treat blisters on hands

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If you’re someone who regularly suffers from blisters on your hands, you’re far from alone with this problem. Blisters can be a regular occurrence for a whole host of reasons. They’re painful and unsightly and can do permanent damage to the skin. Thankfully, there are ways to treat them, including with CBD.

Blisters are a fairly common skin condition that involve small, fluid filled pockets of skin. They commonly occur on the hands and feet most. Blisters on the fingers or palms of the hands are usually caused by manual labor, using tools and machinery that causes friction on the skin. The friction does damage to the skin, and our bodies quickly form a sort of fluid filled balloon layer of skin around the damaged skin to protect it. Blisters on the soles of the feet, toes or heels are usually caused by bad footwear. Whether you’ve got blisters on your fingers or toes, the affected areas can be very uncomfortable and painful.

Friction blisters typically heal themselves in a week or so. However, if the blister isn’t protected well during the healing process, it can burst. If a blister does burst, you run the risk of a bacterial infection which can become a much more serious issue. Shielding the affected skin carefully with a bandaid and always washing your hands before you touch a blister is usually enough to prevent this.

However, not all blisters are these simple friction blisters. Blisters can also occur as a side effect of a huge number of other conditions. Here are some examples:

  • Some types of eczema, including contact dermatitis and dyshidrotic eczema
  • Burns on the skin
  • Herpes
  • Impetigo
  • Stomatitis
  • Severe hay fever

Click here for more information on the forms of eczema that can cause blisters. If you’re experiencing regular blisters on your hands, feet, or anywhere else on your body and you can’t think of any friction that could be causing it, it’s best to seek medical advice from your doctor.

How to Treat Blisters

For those people who do suffer from friction blisters on a regular basis as a result of the kind of work they do, prevention really is better than a cure. Simply wearing gloves or replacing your footwear with something more appropriate can solve the problem. However, if those options are possible for you, there are treatment options available. Here are some home remedies that you might find helpful.

Green Tea
Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties which speed along the healing process. By soaking green tea bags in boiling water and then using the cooled down brew as a soak for your blister, you could notice it heels much faster. If your blister is in too awkward an area to soak, you can apply the brew to the blister using cotton wool pretty easily.

Aloe Vera
Well everyone knows that aloe vera is really great for healing damaged skin. The gel is cooling and anti-inflammatory. The range of aloe vera skin care products is huge. All you need to do is pop into your local drug store and find an aloe vera gel product that will work for you and apply it just like any other cream to the blister.

Castor Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar
Castor oil and apple cider vinegar are popular home remedies for blisters. They’re thought to dry out the blister and speed up the healing process. However these are fairly strong ingredients and may sting! Furthermore, they could dry out your skin too much and replace your uncomfortable blister with a painful, itchy blister. We definitely don’t recommend doing anything that could cause you even more discomfort or pain.

CBD for Blisters

CBD is fast becoming one of the most popular home remedies there is. The hype surrounding medical cannabis and CBD on the internet has sparked people’s imaginations. All of a sudden we’re seeing wild claims all over the web, promising that CBD will cure all of your health issues overnight. Unfortunately, things just aren’t that simple.

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There are definitely reasons to believe that CBD would be just as good at treating a blister as any other home remedy. The oil is thought to have some really great healing powers. Its anti-inflammatory properties will speed along the healing process. It’s affect on the way we feel pain should certainly make the blister more comfortable during the healing process. The fact that it doesn’t dry out the skin should help too. It’s a natural product with no harsh chemicals, is impossible to overdose on and appears to have no negative side effects. But unfortunately, there’s a catch.

The legal status of cannabis, the plant from which CBD is derived, has really gotten in the way of studying CBD oil properly. The studies which have taken place have been too small and not of a high enough standard. Sadly, this means that there is still relatively little evidence to back up the centuries of anecdotal evidence to say that CBD is both safe and enormously beneficial for the skin.

Until more research of a much higher standard takes place, it really is irresponsible to make any claims about CBD or to recommend it as a treatment. However, this hasn’t stopped millions of Americans from experimenting to treat their own conditions with it. Nor has it dampened the levels of hype surrounding it.

If you are considering using CBD as a treatment for blisters on your hands, feet, or anywhere else on your body, please ensure you do the following:

  1. Do your research. There’s a lot of misinformation out there about CBD right now. Make sure to read only credible sources and get all the facts before making an informed decision.
  2. Check on the legality issues. Don’t do anything illegal. Blisters are annoying, sure, but they’re not worth jail time!
  3. Speak to your doctor. CBD could interact with any medications that you’re taking. There’s still so much that isn’t known about the oil, so please don’t take any risks.
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