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What is better for a sitz bath salt or epsom salts?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Hemorrhoids?: Epsom salts are excellent for this purpose. 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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