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I have fistula, is sitting in hot water good or bad in fistula. Please suggest me.

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A sitz bath is a warm, shallow bath that cleanses the perineum, which is the space between the rectum and the vulva or scrotum. A sitz bath can also provide relief from pain or itching in the genital area. You can give yourself a sitz bath in your bathtub or with a plastic kit that fits over your toilet. The sitz bath is an effective, at-home treatment for conditions such as hemorrhoids, 1 anal fissures, prostatitis, genital herpes, and chronic constipation..
it depends ... if it relieves you then its good .. if it is not then stop doing it .. few get relief from this and few get aggravated ..
Sitting in hot water benefits in swelling and pain associated with anal fistula. So definitely it is good to take hot water tub bath in anal fistula. But it is not going to heal your fistula. At the same time anal fistula can not be treated by oral medicines so usually, surgery is advised to treat anal fistula. But surgery is not the right choice to treat anal fistula for the reason of recurrence of fistula after surgery (even in latest treatment options like vaaft and laser; in about 25% cases anal fistula recurs after treatment) and other complications like stool incontinence (inability to hold stool) etc. However; anal fistula can be completely treated without any complication by graded ksharsutra treatment. Clinical trials conducted by the indian council of medical research (icmr) at aiims new delhi and pgi chandigarh have also proven that ksharsutra treatment is more convenient and more effective than surgery in patients suffering from anal fistula. You need not to take bed rest or get hospitalized in this treatment. You can continue your normal routine activities during treatment.
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