- a chairlike bathtub in which the thighs and hips are immersed in warm water, usually as part of a therapeutic treatment.
- the bath so taken.
Origin of sitz bath
Examples from the Web for sitz-bath
Historical Examples of sitz-bath
Let her take a sitz-bath of warm water, considerably salted.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners
Enamelled bath-tub, separate room for a shower, and a sitz-bath!A Son Of The Sun
Ordered, when in sitz-bath the upper part of the body to be well rubbed.
Noon, douche, rubbing-sheet and sitz-bath; afternoon, packing-sheet and bath.
At night, a rubbing-sheet but no sitz-bath, as it is too late to walk after it.
- a bath in which the buttocks and hips are immersed in hot water, esp for therapeutic effects, as after perineal or pelvic surgery
Word Origin for sitz bath
Word Origin and History for sitz-bath
1849, a hybrid, from German Sitzbad, literally "bath in a sitting position," with English bath for German Bad.
sitz bath(sĭts, zĭts)
- A device shaped like a chair in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only the hips and buttocks.
- A bath taken in such a device especially for therapeutic reasons.