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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 answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered Aug 30, 2012

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Dr. Ronald Oberman answered

Specializes in Podiatry

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.

Answered Aug 25, 2012

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered

Specializes in Podiatry

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.

Answered Jun 24, 2014

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