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Proper Sitz Bath Temperature?

Postby William2 » 04 Feb 2017, 17:39

What's the proper temperature for a sitz bath? An internet search yields all kinds of answers. I've been doing 103-104F at the start. After 15 minutes, it's down to about 99F. I'm wondering if I should go higher, or if that is bad for you.

In case anyone is wondering, I use a Coralife digital aquarium thermometer.
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Re: Proper Sitz Bath Temperature?

Postby Fissurefrustration » 05 Feb 2017, 08:42

Hi William,

I'm not entirely sure!!! I just make it to a regular bath temperature minus a few degrees. I find it more soothing - not sure if there is any research out there on it?

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