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Inflammation of the Testicle (Orchitis) (cont.)

Orchitis Treatment

Orchitis Self-Care at Home

Home care along with the right medical treatment can help improve symptoms.

  • Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin, for example) or naproxen (Aleve) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) may help with pain. Narcotic pain medications may be prescribed at the discretion of the health care practitioner if pain is severe.
  • Elevating the scrotum with snug-fitting briefs or an athletic supporter can increase comfort.
  • Apply ice packs to the scrotal area.
    • Ice should not be directly applied to the skin because this may cause burns from freezing. Rather, the ice should be wrapped in a cloth and then applied to the scrotum.
    • The ice packs may be applied for 10-15 minutes at a time, several times a day for the first 1-2 days. This will help reduce the swelling (and pain).
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