Thanks for writing to us.
The pain in testicles could be due to either infection/trauma for which he has been prescribed Doxycycline.We call the condition as "Epididymo-orchitis".In addition NSAIDS/Proteolytic Enzymes(Chymotrypsin
) and supportive "scrotal support bandage" will be helpful.Adequate Hydration/oral fluids.
In addition pls get his BP/Pulse/Temperature checked by MD. Get his baseline Blood and urinalysis
done.Is your son anaemic? undernourished?.There could be an answer in his Hb% and BP reading. Pls get it done.In addition keep a watch on his Parotid salivary Glands , whether they are painful/swollen,
sometimes Mumps virus
may affect even adults with Orchitis/testicular swelling/Pancreatitis
The running nose --nosy could be cold
.Any antihistaminic to cold is associated with drowsy feeling.
With a good response to antibiotics, Epididymoorchitis will resolve.
wishing your son a speedy recovery.,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.,