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How do you take a sitz bath?

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Fill the bathtub with about 2 to 3 inches of warm water, comfortable to the touch. Medical supply stores and pharmacies sell small plastic tubs or basins that fit over a toilet seat, too.

Don't add shower gel, bubble bath, or any type of soap. Sit in the tub, making sure your private area is covered.

Afterward, gently pat the area dry with a soft towel. You can also dry off by using a hair dryer on a cool or low, warm setting.

Soak up to three times a day for 10-15 minutes. Depending on your condition, a doctor may suggest more.

From: Sitz Bath WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on September 7, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/7/2018

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: “Sitz bath.”

Stanford University Medical Center: “Sitz Bath Patient Education.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Hemorrhoids and what to do about them.”

University of Michigan Health System: “Sitz Baths.”

UC Davis Cancer Center and UC Davis Children’s Hospital: “Sitz bath.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on September 7, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: “Sitz bath.”

Stanford University Medical Center: “Sitz Bath Patient Education.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Hemorrhoids and what to do about them.”

University of Michigan Health System: “Sitz Baths.”

UC Davis Cancer Center and UC Davis Children’s Hospital: “Sitz bath.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on September 7, 2018

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