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what can i do to alleviate soreness from gout?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
NSAIDS AND COLCHICIN: During acute attack yopu can take colchicin and/or meds like indocin, Motrin or naprosyn (naproxen) to take the inflammation down and help it heal.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Few things: 1) see podiatrist who can inject the area ( if dealing with first mpj pain. And get you out of your misery immediately. 2) take colchicine. 3) take nsaid. 4) soak foot in hot water and epsom salt, with care not to burn foot. Any of the above in combination is fine. Ultimately, you should work with internist or rheumatologist to control uric acid levels.

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Will deet hurt my baby?

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Yes: Deet (n, n-diethyl-m-toluamide), the common insect repellent, is promptly absorbed through the skin. There have been several reported cases of toxic encephalopathy (brain toxicity) in children from deet exposure.
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If I faint, will the baby get hurt?

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Not usually: The only significant danger is falling. If you fell on an object across the abdomen, the fetus could be at risk. Usually a baby is very well protected and cushioned in the womb and is usually safe. Once a patient faints, usually from a temporary drop in blood pressure, the pressure recovers quickly without harm to the baby or mother. Driving, of course could pose different risks.
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Why do some of my pimples hurt and others don't?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
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Inflammation: A pimple begins as a blocked oil gland that already contains bacteria. The gland walls then begin to break down and a localized infection takes hold in the adjacent skin, which you see as red. At this stage the inflammation causes pain.
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What are the major issues surrounding pain?

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Family Medicine 23 years experience
Disability: Pain is an objective complaint that is often poorly understood by others and is frequently poorly explained by the sufferer. Its cause may not be obvious in a lot of cases, creating fear, medical attention, extensive and expensive work up and sometimes treatment. Economic and emotional repercussions are substantial.
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Are you sick if you get self-destructive urges that make you do painful things to yourself?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Yes: You need help if you decide to act on those urges. You should call your doctor and let him/her begin to help you.

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