sitz bath


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sitz bath

 (sĭts, zĭts)
n.
1. A bathtub shaped like a chair in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only the hips and buttocks.
2. A bath taken in such a tub especially for therapeutic reasons.

[Partial translation of German Sitzbad : Sitz, act of sitting (from sitzen, to sit, from Middle High German, from Old High German sizzen; see sed- in Indo-European roots) + Bad, bath.]

sitz bath

(sɪts; zɪts)
n
(Complementary Medicine) a bath in which the buttocks and hips are immersed in hot water, esp for therapeutic effects, as after perineal or pelvic surgery
[half translation of German Sitzbad, from Sitz seat + Bad bath1]

sitz′ bath`

(sɪts, zɪts)
n.
1. a chairlike bathtub in which the thighs and hips are immersed in warm water.
2. a therapeutic bath so taken.
[1840–50; half translation of German Sitzbad=sitz(en) to sit + Bad bath1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sitz bath - a bathtub in which your buttocks and hips are immersed as if you were sitting in a chair and you bathe in a sitting position
bathing tub, bathtub, tub, bath - a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
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She added hot baths, sitz baths, shower baths, and plunges.
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Herbal sitz bath blends for healing stitches or sore bottoms can be made by mixing comfrey, yarrow, calendula, and lavender.
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Spinal bath, hip bath, sitz bath and steam bath are very popular.
Medicated pads (Tucks) containing witch hazel can reduce the pain and swelling of external hemorrhoids when used before a sitz bath, but they won't help internal hemorrhoids.
It's a fantasia unfolding in the fevered, syphilis-eroded mind of the painter as he lay dying in a sitz bath at the end of World War I.
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