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Gout for weeks

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Batelli
23 years experience Podiatry
See ur doc: They may be related.
Dr. Kristine Nemes
18 years experience Podiatry
Should progress: By now you should have had some improvement. Did you take any acute gouty attack medications, such as colcrys? I would see a doctor to verify it is ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: If for sure gout, then short dose regimen of steroids may give relief. The antique treatment with Colchicine has worked, but must be in the context o ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
You did not state: What body part has the gout. If it happens to be the foot, perform hot water soaks (without burning yourself). If pain is bad, a podiatrist could giv ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatment of Gout: There are 2 types of treatment for gout. One type of treatment are medications(e.G . Colchicine) decreased the symptoms of inflammation such as pain ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Gout: All things stated are good things to do. The Prednisone is also good as also an injection of cortisone helps a lot. As the attack has lasted this lo ... Read More
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Gout diet: Rest. Adjust diet. Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovi ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
It's : It's hard to answer your question without knowing more detail, like was the gout in that same ankle? How was the gout treated? If the gouty joint is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: This is a worthless treatment for gout. I would question the diagnosis of gout in a premenopausal female. I would urge consultation with a rheumatolog ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Jean
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Red itchy blotches: Unlikely due to prednisone if you did have significant sun exposure it may be due to that. Limits sun exposure for the next week to those areas.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Arthritis/Uric Acid: Gout is an inborn error of metabolism where uric acid (product of breakdown of proteins) is either over produced or under excreted by the body. When ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wittenberg
53 years experience Podiatry
A total body disease: Gout, like diabetes, affects the entire body. It is an error in the metabolism of a substance called purines. The body cannot break this down enough t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Crystals in joints: Gout is a condition where the waste product, uric acid, builds up in the blood causing the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints. Most common ... Read More
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