Can Sitz Bath Help Improve Hemorrhoids?

Q:
Can sitz bath help improve hemorrhoids?

A:
YES.

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
  • Hemorrhoids
  • 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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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.