This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
If hardness and swelling of the testicle remain after subsi-dence of the acute stage of this malady, iodine lotion or ointment, with strapping, will prove effective. Alvarez has reported exceptionally good results from iodoform ointment (1 to 2 gr. to 30 of simple ointment) in blennorrhagic orchitis. It is said to relieve pain in one to two hours, to shorten the duration of the malady and of subsequent induration, and "exert a resolvent action," without any constitutional disturbance like that of mercury (Medical Record, 1877).