Sitz Bath have been used forever and are very popular. They are used in many different situations for different conditions. They are also absolutely the perfect solution for our hemorrhoids.
"It is not living that matters, but living rightly." Socrates
The word derives from the German language and it means to sit in bath. Actually only your bottom and hips should get in the bath. So it is advisable to use a round plastic tub, which you can place in the shower floor.
Alternatively you can buy a proper one, which sits on your toilet. I would strongly recommend this especially if you are on the elderly side.
Start by making your water as warm as possible, but make sure it is not too hot to burn you. You then add three tablespoons of salt and one tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda. Stir vigorously to mix well.
Now sit for around twenty minutes.
SIDEBAR The best salt to use is coarse sea salt. Salt is a natural disinfectant and so is the bicarb. Bicarbonate of Soda is an incredible product used for a huge variety of conditions as its contents is very flexible for an array of situations.
In our case we use it for its anti- bacterial properties. The salt and the bicarb will work very well together. They will also help to relaxing the area.
This should be repeated three times a day. It will help to dilute the veins allowing more blood flow to the infected area.
This helps to get rid of the infection inside the veins. The solution will also help in disinfecting from the outside of the vein wall.
This must also be done after every stool. It is very important to keep the area always clean and dry.
Special care must be taken when getting up from the tub, as this might cause a little dizziness, or even a racing heart, due to blood circulating faster. For the elderly somebody should be present when getting up.
Don't forget to alternate your bath with the Ice Packs for best results with external hemorrhoids.
The above procedures is the first step of the treatments for hemorrhoids. The next step is to use the correct medication.
This is followed by learning the techniques of how to evacuate on a conventional modern toilet.