When taking a sitz bath, you sit in warm water to get relief for the pain in your bottom or around your private parts.
In fact, soaking in water at a mild temperature can help speed up the healing process by boosting blood flow. Though it won't cure your condition, it does have some soothing effect.
A sitz bath is typically used as a home treatment for the following:
- Anal fissure, or small tear in the skin lining the opening of the anus
- Constipation or diarrhea
- A condition that affects the prostate gland called prostatitis
- After a vaginal delivery
A sitz bath can offer relief from soreness, burning and inflammation, but you may need other treatments as well.
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