Neutral Sitz


from Hydrothermic Remedies...

The sitz bath is an immersion bath in which the patient sits in water of appropriate temperature while keeping his feet in a hot tub bath.

Neutral Sitz 33-36°C


Sedative for:-

Physiologic Effects

  1. Neutral sitz is a Sedative


  1. Pelvic Irritations
  2. Irritations
  3. Pelvic Congestion
  4. Relieves Neuralgia of Fallopian tubes or testicles
  5. Orchitis
  6. Relieves painful and inflammatory affections of the genitourinary organs of both men and women


  1. Bath Thermometer
  2. Wash tub and wood blocks
  3. Foot tub (2 if doing the alternate hot and cold)
  4. Lightweight blanket
  5. Basin of ice water and compress
  6. 3 or 4 bath towels
  7. Tea Kettle of boiling water


Important Considerations

  • May cause fainting - watch carefully

Preparation for Treatment

  • Keep room free from drafts
  • Assemble equipment
  • Place towel under buttocks and knees, also behind back to protect from tub.


  • Neutral sitz bath: 33-37°C, 15 minutes to 1 hour and up to 2 hours.
  • Place sufficient water in the tub to cover hips and reach abdomen.
  • Foot Bath should be several degrees hotter than the sitz bath.

Completion of Treatment

  • Make sure the patient is warm and dry.
  • Allow to rest for 20 minutes.

Modified sitz bath

The ordinary bath tub may be used with the patient sitting in the water with the knees bent.


from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...


33-36°C 20min to 2 hours

Hot Foot Bath 39-41°C with Cooling Compress to head