According to experts, epididymitis is a non-specific infectious disease occurring in the epididymis, which usually occurs in young adults and occasionally in children or elderly patients.
So what are the common western medicine treatments for epididymitis in clinical practice? The following is a brief introduction by the editor. I hope the following introduction by the editor can be helpful to everyone.
Treatment of Epididymitis with Western Medicine
Rest in bed for 3-4 days during the acute phase, and elevate the scrotum to alleviate symptoms such as bloating and pain. Give analgesics to relieve pain if necessary. In the acute stage, cold compress is recommended, while in the chronic stage, hot compress or hot water sitz bath is recommended, which is beneficial for alleviating symptoms and dissipating inflammation.
Sulfonamides, macrolides, quinolones, and cephalosporins should be selected for acute epididymitis. Generally, it takes 1-2 weeks of medication. The efficacy of antibiotics alone in the treatment of chronic epididymitis is not ideal. Berberine, neomycin, and other drugs are useful for the treatment of epididymitis by ion dialysis. Chronic epididymitis usually requires continuous treatment with antibiotics for 2-4 weeks.
Surgical treatment is rarely used, such as incision and drainage of pus in patients with suppuration; If the author has recurrent epididymitis caused by chronic prostatitis, treatment may be considered after vasectomy; Epididymectomy is also feasible for recurrent epididymitis.
(Intern Editor: Cai Junyi)