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You should not add shower gel, bubble bath, or any type of soap as these can also dry out damaged skin.
Before filling the sitz bath, prepare the bathroom so that you can take your time, relax, and focus on treating yourself.
If you are using any medicated ointment to soothe hemorrhoids, rash, or an anal fissure, this is a good time to apply it.
Moisturizing is probably not necessary and may not be a good idea if there any infection.
If using a tub, bend your knees when you sit to take some of the pressure off the perineal area.
It can also be used after childbirth to help heal tears after a vaginal delivery or for any surgery in the anogenital area.
Some people will even have a thermos bottle on hand if the bathroom basin is far away.