An apple cider vinegar sitz bath is a simple way to get rid of yeast symptoms. It is used by many women today to help soothe and reduce the burning and itching associated with a vaginal yeast infection. But not everyone has a sitz bath, and what exactly is a sitz bath, and why apple cider vinegar, anyway? Here you will find information on how to use your bathtub or normal bathtub.
A sitz bath, from the German ‘sitzen’ meaning ‘to sit’, is basically a small bath designed solely to cover the buttocks and hips only. Normally the rest of the body is outside, including arms and legs. Sitz baths have been around for a long time and are ideal for soothing and relieving pain and other discomfort in the anal, vaginal, penile and pelvic areas. Vaginal, penile, and anal yeast infections are obvious examples.
But who has a sitz bath today? Very few of us. But here’s the good news if he’s trying to get rid of his thrush; you don’t need a sitz bath, use your normal bathroom. But first, let’s see why apple cider vinegar is so popular as a home remedy for thrush.
Apple cider vinegar has been used as a home remedy for many ailments and conditions for thousands of years. It is mentioned as such in ancient Greek manuscripts, by none other than Hippocrates himself.
But back then apple cider vinegar was raw and without preservatives. And so today, as a remedy for candidiasis, it has to be raw, undistilled, unpasteurized and unfiltered, without preservatives or additives. Get it at health food stores or some grocery stores. Ask the assistant for help.
Apple cider vinegar is packed with ‘goodies’ like enzymes, minerals, trace elements, etc. And it helps rebalance the acidity/alkalinity, measured by pH, in the vagina, for example, which helps prevent yeast infections there.
Now here’s how apple cider vinegar is used as a sitz bath: Fill your regular bath with enough warm water to cover your hips and buttocks in a sitting position. Add 2 full cups of vinegar and mix well. Don’t add anything else like bubble bath etc! Sit upright in your sitz bath for a minimum of 20 minutes, keeping your lips open as long as you can to ensure maximum benefit. A man needs to pull the foreskin back. Do this twice a day until the yeast symptoms are gone.