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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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Warm sitz baths with sea salt soothe swollen hemorrhoids and relieve pain
This is done by taking daily Sitz baths, as described below.
She's not overweight, takes sitz baths, and supplements with vitamin C, fiber, and a formula for varicose veins.
In addition, warm sitz baths once or twice daily will help keep the perineum clean, reduce discomfort, and improve circulation to help the tissues heal.
Afternoon treats included time in the sitz baths and being doused in cold spring water, whatever the weather.