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A sitz bath is a shallow warm water bath used to promote healing and relieve pain or itching around the bottom, such as for hemorrhoids, or the genitals following childbirth.
Another type you might find at a drugstore is a basin that fits on a toilet seat and is filled with water.
Do not add anything to the water, such as soap or bubble bath. Only add things the doctor has recommended.
Current as of: March 22, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine
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