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Can Cold Compress Help Epididymitis?
As one of the most common reproductive system diseases in men, the symptoms of epididymitis are not very obvious at the early stage, and it is also the best time for treatment. However, a lot of people do not know how to deal with it. If epididymitis is not treated in time, it may affect the reproductive health of male patients, so great attention must be paid to it. It is suggested that patients try a cold compress. Following is an instruction of cold compress in the treatment of epididymitis.

Because the optimum temperature for testicular development is 35 degrees Celsius, scrotum has excellent heat dissipation because of its unique structure, and the temperature is generally lower than that of abdominal cavity about 2 degrees Celsius. A hot compress can cause damage to the production of mirrors and the secretion of male hormones, affecting reproductive function. Hot compress is especially not recommended for infertile men.
Clinical findings show that continuous cold compress can not only alleviate the symptoms and discomfort of patients but also significantly shorten the course of the disease. A cold compress can act on the cold skin receptor, quickly reduce the temperature of the affected area, effectively control acute epididymitis, reduce tissue edema, so as to achieve the purpose of protecting the subtropical high tissue. It can also alleviate pain by blocking the transmission of pain impulses through control mechanisms.
During the treatment of epididymitis, the patient should rest in bed and lift the scrotum with a cotton pad to relieve pain. Analgesics are available for those with severe pain. Local hyperthermia can alleviate symptoms and promote the subsidence of inflammation. 

However, it should be noted that hyperthermia should not be used in the early stage of epididymitis (i.e., the first 3-4 days). Otherwise it may aggravate pain and promote the spread of infection. It is also better for patients to use an ice bag and a towel on the outside for local cold compress. Sexual life and physical labor can aggravate infection, so it should be avoided during treatment.
Although ice compress has a certain effect, it is suggested that if you find yourself infected with epididymitis, you must receive timely check and treatment, after all, ice compress is not a thorough cure for diseases. If it has evolved into chronic epididymitis, you can choose to Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill which has the effect of activating blood circulation and removing blood stasis, clearing heat and detoxifying, effectively killing the bacteria causing epididymitis. In addition, patients should develop a good living habit, so that they can recover as soon as possible.
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