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Sitz Bath (Overview)

Sitz baths are warm water baths to help soothe hemorrhoids and anal fissures.


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What exactly is a sitz bath?

What exactly is a sitz bath?

Hot bath you sit in: It is a commerciallly prepared tub, it is shaped like a chair, in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only hips and bottom.
It is used to relieve discomfort and pain due to lower part of body like
hemorroids, anal fissures, rectal surgery, bladder prostate, vagina, uterine cramps, episiotomy and inflammatory bowel disease
you can improvise it with filling the bath tub and sitting in it. ...Read more

Sitz Bath (Overview)

Sitz baths are warm water baths to help soothe hemorrhoids and anal fissures.


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When I take an epsom salts sitz bath I get diarrjea?

When I take an epsom salts sitz bath I get diarrjea?

Epsom salts: Is a magnesium salt and a good way to get it. You are either sensitive to magnesium or sit in the bath too long. ...Read more

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Dr which sitz bath is good for testicals pain hot or cold bath?

Dr which sitz bath is good for testicals pain hot or cold bath?

Hot: A hot bath helps many pelvic symptoms. 20 minutes twice a day is reasonable. ...Read more

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I got fissure and I do sitz bath, along this what type of creame or something is useful to apply. Thank you?

I got fissure and I do sitz bath, along this what type of creame or something is useful to apply. Thank you?

Yes: Anal fissures are very sore, but they heal. The most important thing is to assure loose bowels. There are a number of creams and ointments:
Numbing cream, if pain interferes with normal bowel movements (Xylocine based)
Petroleum jelly
Zinc oxide, 1% hydrocortisone cream, Preparation H, and other products
Rectiv (very expensive). ...Read more

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Is sitz bath help shrink fibroids?

No: Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus. Sitz baths will have no effect on them. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Saw proctolgist 10 days ago he diagonosed w constaoation n internal hens. They r not bleeding n am eating softners n benefiber w sitz bath n proctosol?

Saw proctolgist 10 days ago he diagonosed w constaoation n internal hens. They r not bleeding n am eating softners n benefiber w sitz bath n proctosol?

Fiber is ok but: Your problem may not be not enough fiber but is much more likely inadequate fluid or excessive caffeine intake, which is a diuretic and will dehydrate you and contribute to constipation. You don't need benefiber if you are eating a diet with adequate fiber. In fact excess fiber and inadequate fluids can make the problem worse! Do a self assessment on above. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: That is typically what is recommended. You need to squat in the sitz bath to get the painful external hemorrhoids wee-soaked. ...Read more

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When using a 2 quart sitz bath for a fistulla how much epsom salt do u use?

When using a 2 quart sitz bath for a fistulla how much epsom salt do u use?

1/4 cup: Put warm water into your sitz bath until it's about 1/3 of the way full. Add 1/4 cup of epsom salt. Then add yourself. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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I have an inflamed anus due to prostatitis. I been told to take a sitz bath. I now have jacuzzi that I sat in for 15 minutes. How hot can the water be? Is 101 too hot?

I have an inflamed anus due to prostatitis. I been told to take a sitz bath. I now have jacuzzi that I sat in for 15 minutes. How hot can the water be? Is 101 too hot?

It's fine: Hot baths are a good idea for this problem. 101° is not typically too hot and permissible. Most people seem to shoot for baths around 102° to 104°. Anything beyond this becomes pretty uncomfortable. Let comfort direct what you do. ...Read more

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Can a sitz bath cure a urethral caruncle or redness at opening of the urethra?

Can a sitz bath cure a urethral caruncle or redness at opening of the urethra?

Caruncle: No, but it may ease any associated discomfort temporarily. ...Read more

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External hemorrhoides...what (no-prescription) treatments should I use? Sitz bath and ice once per day were not usefu

External hemorrhoides...what (no-prescription) treatments should I use? Sitz bath and ice once per day were not usefu

Treatment: There are many options to treat. Sitz baths are generally very good, but should be done 2-3 times per day. Pain control can be done with NSAIDs or topical anagesics. Tucks (witch hazel) pads will help with pain and itchiness. You can also try a steroid cream, but not for more than 5-7 days. Final option can be surgical removal if all else fails. ...Read more

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After I used to warm sitz bath I feel dizzy and headache. Why I feel this? Is this bad? What should I do to not feel it again?

After I used to warm sitz bath I feel dizzy and headache. Why I feel this? Is this bad? What should I do to not feel it again?

The warm water may: Be lowering your blood pressure too much. Please see your doc who can check your blood pressure and advise you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Told I have an anal fissure. Told to do sitz bath. Am I supposed to use epsom salts? I did earlier, now my rectum feels like it's turning inside out.

Comfort: Usually I do not recommend epsom salts. Just comfortably warm water is usually sufficient. Ask your own surgeon for instructions. ...Read more

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My vagina is too acidic and causing burning and discomfort. What can I do to make it more basic and regulate the ph? Sitz bath not doing much. Douche?

My vagina is too acidic and causing burning and discomfort. What can I do to make it more basic and regulate the ph? Sitz bath not doing much. Douche?

Can try Nuvaring: The first step is to see an Obgyn who can evaluate you for infections. They can do pH testing if needed. The vagina self regulates so persistent acidic pH is not typical. Other causes of vaginal burning such as vulvovestibulitis can be investigated. Consider trying Nuvaring as it balances the pH between 3.5-5.5. ...Read more

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Why are warm sitz bath and warm compresses helpful in healing vaginal boils?

Yes: Sitz baths and warm compresses can allow the boils or abscesses to open and drain. If they do not then you may need to see your physician to have them opened up and drained. ...Read more