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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can i use epsom salts for hemorrhoids in a sitz bath?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes: That is typically what is recommended. You need to squat in the sitz bath to get the painful external hemorrhoids wee-soaked.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sitz baths: Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge the anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel ; warm water in a basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Epsom salts irritate hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 24 years experience
No: They actually tend to help the problem. If ur allergic or are having more pain or discomfort with use, please discontinue and do just warm water sitz bath.

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