Easy to use - in the hospital and at home!
Hygenique™ Sitz Bath comes in a variety of models, including both portable and wall mounted designs. Unlike the conventional sitz bath which forces patients to sit in their own contaminants, the unique flow-through design on the Hygenique™ Sitz Bath allows the user to drain contaminated water before the soothing warm water therapy begins.
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) - BV is the most common cause of vaginitis symptoms among women of childbearing age and is associated with sexual activity. BV reflects a change in the vaginal ecosystem. This imbalance, including pH changes, occurs when different types of bacteria outnumber the normal ones. A change in sexual partners and the use of vaginal hygiene products (such as douches and vaginal sprays) can cause BV and Vaginal Yeast Infections Research has shown an association between BV and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can cause infertility and ectopic (tubal) pregnancy. BV also can cause adverse outcomes of pregnancy such as premature delivery and low-birth-weight infants. Hygenique™ Sitz Bath Plus provides a safe alternative to the use of douches and other vaginal hygiene products; helping to eliminate the risk of BV. Top
Vaginal Yeast Infections (VYI) - Doctors estimate that approximately 75 percent of all women will experience at least one symptomatic yeast infection during their lifetimes. Yeast are always present in the vagina in small numbers, and symptoms only appear with overgrowth. Several factors that contribute to overgrowth include pregnancy, diabetes mellitus, antibiotics and the use of vaginal hygiene products (such as douches and feminine hygiene sprays). Top
Prenatal Care: Prevention of Late Miscarriage and Premature Birth - Up to 80 percent of early preterm births are associated with intrauterine infection that precedes the rupture of membranes; however, trials of antibiotic therapy in women with preterm labor and women with genital tract infections such as bacterial vaginosis have not been effective in preventing preterm delivery. A number of markers for delivery before 32 weeks, e.g., fetal fibronectin, cervical length, and bacterial vaginosis, also suggest a role for infection in preterm delivery. Intriguing preliminary information suggests that fetuses who are exposed to inflammation have an increased risk for arrested lung development and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, necrotizing enterocolitis, and cerebral palsy. Successful treatment of intrauterine infections during pregnancy can prevent late miscarriages and premature birth. Top
Episiotomy - Swelling at the episiotomy site peaks about 72 hours after the procedure. The perineal area should be kept clean and dry to avoid infection. Soreness may continue for several weeks. Pain, redness, gaps in the incision, or more than a few drops of oozing or bleeding could signal infection. If these symptoms occur, call your health care provider. The Hygenique™ Plus sitz bath can speed up the healing process by delivering local heat therapy to tender tissues and can significantly reduce the pain associated with an episiotomy. Top
Bladder - Urination may be difficult at first due to a stretched or bruised bladder, trauma to the perineal area, or decreased bladder sensitivity after drugs or anesthesia. Use the Hygenique™ Sitz Bath Plus bidet system to help stimulate voiding. Top
Hemorrhoids - Hemorrhoids are common after childbirth because of the pressure and straining during delivery. Hemorrhoids are aggravated by constipation because the straining during defecation increases rectal pressure. The Hygenique™ Plus sitz bath will help hemorrhoids to heal naturally and provide pain relief by decreasing rectal pressure. Top
Bleeding after Delivery - The uterus sends out a bloody discharge (lochia). Its color is bright red for 3 to 5 days, changing to a lighter red-pink-brown for 5 to 10 days and then to yellowish-white before becoming watery and colorless and finally stopping after 4 to 6 weeks. It is important to keep the perineal area clean to prevent infection. The Hygenique™ Sitz Bath Plus bidet system is an excellent aid for personal hygiene during this time. Top
Sitz Baths - After giving birth, the Hygenique™ Plus sitz bath provides welcome relief and healing during a time of recovery and adjustment. The Hygenique™ Plus sitz bath helps a woman recover from perineal trauma; vaginal tears, episiotomy, hemorrhoids, and a sore perineum. Hygenique™ Sitz Bath Plus starts with thorough cleansing and provides a continual flow of warm water at a constant temperature, along with contaminant-free soaking. Hygenique™ Plus is the only sitz bath available on the market today that offers all the necessary properties that will assist in a woman's natural healing process. Top
Douching - Studies show that 37% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 douche, where half of these women douche at least once a week. This is a serious problem, as douching changes the delicate chemical balance in the vagina (as well as vagina flora), which can make a woman more prone to bacterial infection. This causes the potential for existing vaginal or cervical infections to spread up into pelvic organs such as the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Specifically, an association has been reported between frequent douching and infections such as bacterial vaginosis (BV) and vaginal yeast infections (VYI), which can lead to infertility and preterm birth. Furthermore, regular users of vaginal douches face a 73% greater risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) - a chronic condition that can lead to infertility, or even death, if left untreated. Finally, studies also show that douching greatly increases the chance of ectopic pregnancy - a condition where the fertilized egg attaches inside of the fallopian tube instead of in the uterus. Women should be aware of this association between douching and potential health concerns. Women should also be provided with an alternative method to effectively clean the vagina - the vagina generally takes care of itself through secretions of mucus but can be supplemented with warm water and gentle, unscented soap (glycerin) during the bath or shower. The Hygenique™ Sitz Bath Plus bidet system provides a woman with the most effective solution to personal hygiene and is the safest alternative to douching available. Top
Hygiene - Toilet paper alone cannot remove all harmful bacteria from the rectal area. The genital and rectal area should be washed to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria (known as nosocomial infection) from the rectum. Female mucus membranes, especially those of the uro-genital system, are highly susceptible to infection caused by bacteria from the rectum. The Hygenique™ Sitz Bath Plus bidet system provides the necessary hygiene that all women need. Top
Nosocomial Infections - Infections that are acquired while a patient is in a hospital are referred to as nosocomial infections. About 1 in every 10 patients acquires an infection as a direct result of being hospitalized. It is believed that as much as 80% of nosocomial infections are caused by microbial flora that clients bring with them upon admission into the hospital and then spread person-to-person in the health care environment via direct contact, droplet, airborne, fecal-oral and blood-borne routes. Hygenique™ Sitz Bath Plus will effectively clean the rectal area, preventing the spread of any bacteria onto the patient's hands, ultimately preventing the spread of bacteria throughout the health care environment. Top
Urinary Tract Infections - There are a variety of ways that bacteria can be inadvertently transferred to the uro-genital system. A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when microorganisms, usually bacteria from the digestive tract, adhere to the opening of the urethra and begin to multiply. Most UTIs can be traced to one type of colon bacteria called E.coli. If you are experiencing urinary frequency with burning, call your practitioner immediately. Pain during urination is not normal and is often associated with a UTI. The Hygenique™ Sitz Bath Plus bidet system provides a natural way to cleanse the genital and rectal areas between showers. Top
Vaginal Discharge - The best response to vaginal secretions is to keep the genitals clean and dry. Hygenique™ Sitz Bath Plus uses unique hypo-allergenic cleansing cartridges which help decrease odor-causing bacteria. Some types of discharge are not normal. A thick, "cheesy" discharge or green discharge with associated itching, burning, or soreness is abnormal. Finally, a discharge with a foul odor may also signal infection. If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, call your health care provider. Further evaluation may be necessary.