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overdid it with food and drink this weekend. early stage gout outbreak, walking is tough. what to do? no access to doctor right now

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Dr. James Long
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Gout: Plenty of fluids. No meat or shellfish or alcohol and ibuprofen.
Answered on Mar 13, 2018
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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ibuprofen 400-600 mg four times daily for about 4 days, then three times daily, then twice daily, then stop after 8 days
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
SOME OTC may help: A gouty attack can be very painful. Sorry for not being able to get medical help. Make sure you stay well hydrated--no alcohol. Anyhow, we often prescribe a powerful antiinflammatory medication called Indocin (indomethacin) for gouty attack. Motrin/aleve are similar medicines and may provide some relief. The prescription dosage of Motrin =600 or 800mg 3x/day. Aleve =naproxen 500mg 2x/day. Consult doc. Good luck.
Answered on Mar 13, 2018
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Acute gout: Elevate affected foot or feet; cool area with cold pack; walk little; take ibuprofen 4 times a day with food; avoid alcohol, fatty meats; drink 3-4 liters per day;
Answered on Mar 13, 2018

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