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How to take care of a vaginal tear? What are sitz?

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Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
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A "sitz" bath is the german word for sitting, and it basically means soaking in a bath tub.
The purpose of this is to keep the are clean. You should check with your obgyn but normally, this area will heal well by keeping a pad with Bacitracin ointment (not neosporin) and changing this twice daily. A bath can feel soothing but a shower is perfectly fine and it is okay to get wet. Should heal well.

In brief: Is this post-deliver

A "sitz" bath is the german word for sitting, and it basically means soaking in a bath tub.
The purpose of this is to keep the are clean. You should check with your obgyn but normally, this area will heal well by keeping a pad with Bacitracin ointment (not neosporin) and changing this twice daily. A bath can feel soothing but a shower is perfectly fine and it is okay to get wet. Should heal well.
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