Definition of sitz bath
: a tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture; also : a bath so taken especially therapeutically
Origin of sitz bath
part translation of German Sitzbad, from Sitz act of sitting + Bad bath
First Known Use: 1847
Medical Definition of sitz bath
1: a tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture
2: a bath in which the hips and buttocks are immersed in hot water for the therapeutic effect of moist heat in the perineal and anal regions
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