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How to take a sitz bath

How to take a sitz bath



How to take a sitz bath

How to take a sitz bath



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    • Sitz baths are very helpful for a woman after childbirth whether or not she had an episiotomy.
    • A sitz bath can also be used to treat hemorrhoids, prostate infections, anal and vaginal fissures. Easethe discomfort of genital herpes, and vaginal or bladder infections.
    • A sitz bath is literally what it sounds like - a bath where you sit in warm water that covers the buttocks and hips.
    • The following steps will guide you through the process of taking a sitz bath.
    • You'll need a bathtub, shallow bucket or a sitz bath. The plastic sitz bath sits over a toilet and is recommended.
    • Fill up your bathtub, bucket or sitz bath with warm water. The water should be warm enough to be almost uncomfortable
    • In an optional step (some practitioners skip the cold water step). You can fill up another bathtub, bucket or sitz bath with cold water.
    • Most practitioners recommend sitting in the water for about 20-30 minutes several times a week to promote healing.
    • When you get out of your sitz bath, make sure you dry the area with a clean, cotton towel.
    • You can add salts to sitz baths if your doctor recommends it. This can be very helpful for vaginal or perineal discomforts in women (especially after childbirth).
    • Some women have found relief from vaginal yeast infections by adding vinegar to sitz baths. The vinegar makes the vaginal tissues an inhospitable home to the yeast.
    • Caution: Have someone help you stand up if you become dizzy while in the water.
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