Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Having epididymitis usually means you're experiencing considerable pain and discomfort. To ease your symptoms, try these suggestions:

  • Rest in bed. Depending on the severity of your discomfort, you may want to stay in bed one or two days.
  • Elevate your scrotum. While lying down, place a folded towel under your scrotum.
  • Wear an athletic supporter. A supporter provides better support than boxers do for the scrotum.
  • Apply cold packs to your scrotum. Wrap the pack in a thin towel and remove the cold pack every 30 minutes or so to avoid damaging your skin.
  • Don't have sex until your infection has cleared up. Ask your doctor when you can have sex again.
Nov. 02, 2011