Crab scars are scars that are caused by the infestation of crab lice. The scratching causes the skin to peel and leave scars that can be difficult to remove. Many people are just embarrassed about the scars and live with it as they do not know what to do with them. However, there are quite a few natural treatments available for treating scars and restoring the skin from visible marks. Here’s how.
Ways To Get Rid Of Crab Scars
Pure shea butter can help in removing the scars associated with crab lice infestation. Take pure and unrefined shea butter and massage directly on the genital area. Make sure that you massage thoroughly onto the skin so that the scars absorb the vitamins present in the shea butter which helps in cell regeneration.Vitamins A, F and K which stimulate the production of new skin cells and hydrate the skin, will soon improve the appearance of scars and with constant treatment will considerably reduce the visibility of the scars as well. Use thrice daily for at least a month before you see results. Remember to use creams without chemicals as it may not give the desired results.
Onion extract is a natural bleaching agent and hence good for treating crab scars. Extract the juice of onion and take one part onion and 3 parts water. Mix well and apply on the crab scars. Apply every few hours until the scars lighten and are beyond recognition.Onion is also a natural antibacterial agent and can prevent infections on the cut skin due to the intense scratching caused due to the crab lice. The allium present in onion extract is an antioxidant and helps in supplying blood to the scarred areas, thereby causing the skin to regenerate fast. Continue the treatment twice daily for at least two months before you can see serious changes in the appearance of the scars.
Aloe vera is a natural skin regenerating agent and helps in removing all kinds of scars. Take pure aloe gel for this purpose and apply on the crab scar. Leave it on the skin for as much time as you can. You can give a fresh coat every few hours.Continue application every day until you feel that the scars have faded and are invisible to the eye. Ensure that you do not wear underwear while applying aloe vera on the genital area for best absorption.
Another wonderful scar reduction cream, cocoa butter too is known to be very effective on a variety of scars. For crab scars, apply cocoa butter directly on the scar and massage into the skin for about 15 minutes. Again a pure form of cocoa butter should be preferred over other chemical based products for best results. The cream can be applied as often as needed and until the scars fade away effectively.
Over the counter creams like Mederma, Bio oil, alpha hydroxyl acid etc. too can be applied with good results. Follow the instructions on the package when you use such creams for scar reduction.