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Sitz Bath

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Sitz Bath - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Sitz Bath cause?

Before taking Sitz Bath , what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Sitz Bath ?

Sitz Bath - Dosage and How to Use

How should Sitz Bath be used?

How should it be used?

  • Rinse the sitz bath basin to remove any soap or salt residue.
  • Lift up the toilet seat and cover.
  • Place the sitz bath basin over the toilet bowl, and fill it with approximately two-thirds of warm water, NOT hot water*.
  • Add approximately 1 – 2 teaspoons of table salt (if required), and swirl the water till it dissolves.
  • Carefully sit down in the plastic sitz bath and ensure that the solution covers the entire vaginal and/or rectal area.
  • Soak for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  • When finished, ​ rise slowly and pat dry with a towel.
  • Empty the sitz bath basin, rinse well and allow it to dry.

    *If you have been asked to use an irrigation bag:
  • Close the valve before filling the irrigation bag with warm water (NOT hot water) or medicine prescribed by the doctor.
  • Allow the fluid to run through the tubing to remove any air.
  • Hang the bag on a hook, and connect the end of the tube to the sitz bath basin.
  • Make sure the hole at the end of the tube is facing up.
  • Lift up the toilet seat and cover.
  • Place the sitz bath basin over the toilet bowl.
  • Hang the irrigation bag up (at approximately shoulder level) and sit down in the plastic sitz bath.
  • Open the valve and let the solution flow from the irrigation bag into the sitz bath basin, onto the affected area, until the content finishes.

  • When finished, rise slowly and pat dry with a towel.
  • Empty the sitz bath basin, rinse well and allow it to dry.​

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

  • Updated on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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