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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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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more


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I m unmarried&having chronic prostatitis. How often do i've to take warm sitz bath? As i read warm sitz bath are harmful for testis & sperm production

I m unmarried&having chronic prostatitis. How often do i've to take warm sitz bath? As i read warm sitz bath are harmful for testis & sperm production

Prostatitis: You can take these baths several times a day. It will not permanently affect your sperm production, and this will recover entirely once your prostatitis is resolved and you are not subjecting your testes to heat. ...Read more

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Could not taking a bath for a long time have given me prostatitis or some other infection?

Could not taking a bath for a long time have given me prostatitis or some other infection?

Possibly.: Prostatitis, probably not; but other infections are certainly possible. If you are having symptoms that you think might indicate an infection, you should see your doctor. Meanwhile, regular hygiene is important. ...Read more

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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

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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. 
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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

Sitz Bath (Definition)

Sitz baths are warm water baths to help soothe ...Read more