Last Modified on Jun 18, 2014
Tissue inflammation of any kind can be uncomfortable and even painful. Depending on the type of bleb you have, you may have to try different treatments to find one that works; however, this condition is treatable. Some of the best remedies for blebs are hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, and garlic.
What Is A Bleb?
Blebs manifest in a variety of ways and locations. Any type of bleb, though, is considered a relatively large blister that is filled with bodily fluid.
Symptoms of blebs vary depending on the type. However, common indicators include an unexplained blister-like structure somewhere on your body, inflammation, and tenderness.
What Causes Blebs?
The cause of a bleb or bullae depends on the type. One of the most common forms are pulmonary, which are sometimes caused by underlying lung diseases or other respiratory concerns. Eye blebs are generally caused by ophthalmic procedures. However, blebs often form in individuals with no apparent health conditions.
Are There Any Effective Natural Remedies for Bullae?
While there are several different types of blebs, most respond well to natural treatment. In any case doctor supervision is advisable as professional medical care can help prevent more aggressive issues and conditions and help you determine the best plan for treatment. Nonetheless, hydrogen peroxide, coconut oil, and garlic are three effective options for treating blebs.
1. Hydrogen Peroxide
Most frequently used for treating pulmonary blebs, hydrogen peroxide helps naturally dissolve a bleb. The hydrogen breaks down in the body, releasing additional oxygen in the body. Once oxygenated the cells of the bleb break down, and the growth diminishes. You can use hydrogen peroxide by adding a small amount to your humidifier at night and allowing it to run and circulate your system all night long.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is often used for massaging an external bleb. The oil is naturally anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, so it helps treat any underlying infection as well as reduce inflammation. Simply use a small amount of oil to gently massage the raised area several times a day.
Garlic is another effective treatment option. Garlic contains allicin, an anti-inflammatory compound. This compound helps to reduce inflammation at the sight of a bleb as well as treat infection in the tissue. The best way to apply this treatment is to simply eat several cloves of raw garlic a day; however, you can also take garlic in capsule form.
These natural treatments should help remedy tissue inflammation in a few days. Give one of our remedies a try or add one of your own to our reader-contributed list.
07/08/2013: Eileen from Sumter, Sc: "Please Help. My son is 41 has been a smoker for 20 plus years. He was admitted to the hospital 5 days ago with a collapsed lung. Results of CT showed blebs in both lungs. The dr said they were the largest he had ever seen covering about 1/3 or more of his upper lungs. One dr had a dismal prognosis. He has a small leak but difficult to do surgery to close the leak because it may cause problems in future for surgery on blebs. We are believing for ievine healing. Any suggestions greatly appreciated."Replies
07/09/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Eileen, putting a squirt of hydrogen peroixde in a humidifier near him might be a first step."
01/24/2010: Terri from Lincoln, Mt: "Hello,
My 28 yr. old daughter has been diagnosed with bleb disease having 2 collapsed lungs over a 2 year period. Surgery has been done to glue one lung, which has helped. Now the other lung has partially collapsed, so a chest tube was inserted and the lung is now healing. The doctor is baffled because my daughter doesn't fit any statistic as to cause of these blebs, with no vices past or present.
Question: are you familiar with bleb disease/bullous emphysema? And are there any alternative remedies to healing these blebs? The doctors only know chest tubes and surgery, but these blebs keep forming and the cause is baffling. What do you think about lung diseases resulting from Agent Orange/tordon exposure in Viet Nam correlating with the upsurge of lung diseases in U.S.A. possibly due to tordon/2-4-D (form of Agent Orange) and other deadly chemical exposure? These sprays commonly sprayed nation and worldwide to destroy herbs they now term "noxious weeds". Is there anyone studying this possibility to your knowledge?
Thank you for your time and consideration,
04/02/2010: Tracy from San Rafael, Ca, Us replies: "Hi Terri,
You may at this point have already identified your daughter's condition. If not, you may want to research the condition called Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). It's a mouthful! It's a fairly rare condition that affects women between puberty and menopause and presents as you have described. There are no known causes but is suspected to have a hormonal connection. You can google the above online or go to The LAM Foundation.org, a wonderful resource. I was diagnosed 7 years ago, experienced lung collapse as well and opted for the pleurodeses (lung "gluing"). There are no cures to date though I find lifestyle changes (nutrition, reducing stress, etc) can be very beneficial. More is being learned each day regarding this disease. There are a number of good Interstitial Lung Disease Clinics and pulmonologists that are familiar with LAM. Please feel free to contact me if you have additional questions."