One of the most common diseases to make your bathroom times nightmarish is the medical condition we all are familiar with. Piles; in the behind of our bodies, targeting the rectum area is the mild inflammation we all got. This is the normal inflammation which when gets a little-inflamed might causes hemorrhoids.
Hot Water Sitz Bath to Cure Hemorrhoids (Piles):
- A good way to ensure proper hygiene in the anal area as well as to kill the bacteria and relieve the swelling and inflammation is to take a warm water bath or a sitz bath daily till the problem subsides.
- This can also be named sitz bath which literally ends up in the patient soaking the affected lump area in lukewarm water.
- Be careful not to use too warm water since it may cause scalding of the now sensitive region.
- The soaking in the lukewarm water dilates the otherwise swollen vessels curing the inflammation.
Taking a Sitz Bath in The Bathtub:
- After purchasing your sitz bath, clean it thoroughly with clean water and you’re ready to go.
- Attach it to the rim of your toilet bowl.
- Fill the basin with a few inches (about 3 or 4 inches) of warm water.
- Use the elbow test (dipping your elbow in the water) to test for temperature.
- It is not a case of the hotter the better. Warm (to slightly hot) is usually best.
- A good sitz bath attachment bowl will have vents to allow overflow into the toilet (not over the bowl and onto the floor).
- So when you have a supply of fresh warm water, it is pumped from the water bag through the tube and into the basin, allowing for a fresh supply of clean
- warm water throughout the duration of your sitting.
- There will be a clamp on the tubing. Make sure it is clamped before filling the water bag with warm water.
- Make sure the tubing is inserted into the basin properly.
- Ease yourself onto the seat and take the clamp off the tubing, allowing the water to flow.
- Soak for 20 minutes, or as instructed. When you need a top up with fresh warm water, refill the water bag.
- When finished, arise slowly without slipping or keeling over.
- Watch out for dizziness. Combine some pat drying and air drying, and try to maintain good ventilation at all times, as much as is socially acceptable.
- Empty the water out, and give the basin a proper clean.
- You can repeat these steps 3 or 4 times a day.