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A 42-year-old member asked:

what is good to take for a gout flare up until i can get in to see the doctor?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Water: Increase your fluid intake, rest the joint, avoid purine-high foods and alcohol, especially beer. If you have any meds from a previous flare-up, take them. If you don't have any left you can use otc Naproxen (1, 500mg per day maximum). ..And get to your doctor as soon as possible!

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A 35-year-old member asked:

I'm having a gout flare up right now and i'm out of medicine what can I do? Go to er?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Loren Lewis
Occupational Medicine 34 years experience
Maybe: If you usually have prescription medication for a flare, and this is the only thing that can help, then you may need to get another prescription at the er. Better is to have medication available for when/if you have a flare. And the best approach is to take specific steps (diet and medication) to prevent a flare from happening in the first place. You can try some otc NSAID medication.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How much time does gout flare up last?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Depends: on how long swelling has been present as well as severity. Also depends on how effective and quickly gout is treated. Normally swelling subsides within 3 to 4 days of effective treatment for an acute attack.

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