What is The Treatment For Epididymitis
Epididymitis is an infection or inflammation of epididymis. It is characterized by the pain in testicle, swelling scrotum and epididymis. It usually accompanied with a urinary tract infection and causes painful and frequent urination. Acute epididymitis lasts for less than six weeks while chronic epididymitis lasts for more than six weeks. Then, what is the treatment for epididymitis?
Epididymitis is often caused by a bacteria infection or sexually transmitted diseases such as chlmaydia or gonorrhea. Thus antibiotic therapy is usually prescribed by doctors to cure the infection. However, not all patients can get a complete cure by this treatment. Therefore, patients have to try other medications to manage the symptoms.
In recent years, more and more epididymitis patients begin to use herbal medicine. This medicine has been used for over 2000 years in China and has helped majority of patients come back to normal life.
A herbal medicine called Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill has been used for epididymitis for several years. It is made from natural herbs, which are helpful in removing the inflammation. It contains more than 50 types of herbs, and the main ingredients include Plantago seed, Dianthus superbus, talcum, Houttuynia cordata, Polygonum aviculare, semen persicae, honeysuckle, lignum aquilariae, herba laminariae, pangolin, saffron, etc. These herbs have multiple functions, such as clearing heat and toxins to kill the causative organisms, improving blood and Qi flow to relieve the pain associated with epididymitis, and inducing diuresis to relieve the painful and frequent urination. Thus, the symptoms can be eliminated effectively and the root causes can also be cured. Patients who take this medicine usually have no relapse.
Additionally, other treatments are also needed to hasten the recovery, such as bed rest, using ice packs to the scrotum, wearing scrotal support. As diet plays an important role in the treatment, patients should avoid spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, sweets, etc.