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A 29-year-old male asked:

I had a gout attack 30 hours ago the first time. i am taking ibuprofen and it has improved pain a lot compared to yesterday.shud i take other med too?

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Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Read on: If getting better stick with advil (ibuprofen) and drink plenty of water. When it is over get ur uric acid level checked there are meds to keep it low.As a fellow gout sufferer drink water eat cherries or drink tart cherry juice daily take omega 3 or krill oil daily keep in mind foods you ate before ur attack some foods trigger mine check out gout diet but there are changing views on the diet be in touch.
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 33 years experience
See Physician: You need to have a work up to see if and why you have developed gout. You may need to be on placed on a medication to prevent future attacks. Your diet will also need to be modified. Shell fish, peanuts, alcohol an often trigger an attack of gout.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
If you went: To a doctor they could prescribe Colchicine for you. There is a catch here, it will help relieve pain but when it works it usually causes either explosive diarrhea or vomitting....Hot water soaks or compresses are helpful. Once the attack is over it is prudent to keep the uric acid under 6.0, if diet does not help there are medications such as Allopurinol or uloric to help.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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