A sitz bath is a warm water bath used for healing hemorrhoids and for cleansing purposes.
It consists of using lukewarm water in a water pan or bath tub and simply soaking the bottom there.
You can also buy specially designed tubs called Sitz Baths at leading medical stores or online at amazon.com.
Some people like to add baby oil or salts to stimulate nerve endings that have been strained or worn out (for instance with piles).
It’s recommended to take a Sitz Bath regularly such as once a night or so (you could do more if you like). Moreover, it’s very helpful for those people who have endured an operation and wish to relax this area for comfort.
Overall, a sitz bath is one of the best ways in which to sooth your hemorrhoids. For one thing, they clean the rectal area of any bacteria that could cause an infection for a ruptured or bleeding hemorrhoid. This is very important as it is always a good idea to clean the anus area after a bowel movement, so that the tissue does not get inflamed from germs, etc. An inflamed tissue can easily be ruptured some more and can create problems.
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