12 Natural Remedies for Blisters

Blisters usually clear without any treatment. However, in some cases, you may need to to contact your doctor or apply natural remedies to relieve the pain and promote healing. Your doctor may prescribe drugs to help relieve the condition.

Fever blisters release a clear fluid that scabs after some days. Studies show that they are more contagious when they start releasing clear fluids. It is important to note that the virus that results in fever blisters can continue to be contagious even when there are no blisters.

The major cause of fever blisters is the herpes simplex virus. According to studies, more than 90 percent of the population has one or both forms of this virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2). Research shows that about 65 percent of the population in the United States have been exposed to HSV-1.

Studies show that some essential oils have the ability to to treat viral diseases, such as those caused by HSV-1. Essential oils and topical treatments can irritate your skin, so it is important to test a small area of the skin first before using the oil.

You may have to dilute essential oils with a carrier oil (nut or vegetable oil). The ratio should be about one drop of essential oil per one teaspoon of carrier oil. Use a clean cotton swab or pad when using the essential oil. This will help prevent contamination and reinfection.

Let’s take a look at 12 natural home remedies for fever blisters:


Honey is a sticky substance that is used as a topical burn salve for centuries. Studies show that it is more effective than some antibiotic creams [1] at improving healing, reducing pain, and infection. Do not give it to children younger than 12 months, because excess ingestion can lead to botulism.