A sitz bath is a bath in which a person sits in water up to the hips. It is used to relieve discomfort and pain in the lower part of the body, for example, due to hemorrhoids (piles), anal fissures, rectal surgery, an episiotomy, uterine cramps, inflammatory bowel disease, and infections of the bladder, prostate or vagina. It works by keeping the affected area clean and increasing the flow of blood to it. Sitz baths may either be warm or cool. Some people find alternating between hot and cold water soothing. Sitz baths may be filled with just water, or substances such as salt, baking soda or vinegar can be added.  At Careway Wellness Center, sitz baths are always in stock.  They can be found in our bathroom safety department.  If you live in the vicinity of our retail store, in Woburn, Massachusetts, and are interested in learning more about how to use a sitz bath, come in and talk with one of our expert sales associates.  If you live outside of our area, and have questions you need answered about a sitz bath, call us at 1-781-933-2345 and we will be happy to answer your questions. For more information about a sitz bath or to buy a sitz bath click here.