This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
This is the hernia humoralis of older writers. Swelled testicle is a common accompaniment of mumps. It is often the result of an injury, but oftener of gonorrhoea and its treatment; exercise, wet and cold often induce it. The gland enlarges greatly, fever attends, causing intense pain. It is usually confined to one of the glands, and mostly the epididymis. The cord is often swollen and painful.
TREATMENT. -- Low diet and the recumbent position are essential. The weight of the tumor should be supported by a suspensory bandage. After the acute symptoms have subsided, friction with astringent lotions, and compression by adhesive straps, will be useful. The hardness and swelling are likely to remain unless discussed by the alterataives.