how to take a sitz bath

It doesn’t take a lot of water – only a couple of inches. Don’t add shower gel, bubble bath, or any type of soap. The temperature should be lukewarm and comfortable to the touch.

Soak up to three times a day for 10 to 15 minutes. Depending on your condition, a doctor may suggest more.

If you’re making a sitz bath in your tub:

Fill the bathtub with about 2 to 3 inches of warm water.
Sit in the tub, making sure your private area is covered.
Afterward, gently pat the area dry using a soft towel. You can also dry off by using a hair dryer on a cool or low, warm setting.

Medical supply stores, as well as pharmacies, sell small plastic tubs or basins that fit over a toilet seat