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A 25-year-old male asked:

Got diagnosed with gout 3 mo ago. 1 flare up at the time of diagnosis then 1 about 2 months later both on different sides of my left foot. i got prednisone in case it happens again. should i take if feeling possible flare or when flare does happen?

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
Yes, use rescue med: You were given rescue meds for this development, so,use them to limit the discomfort. Be sure you are doing what you can to,prevent flares by following proper diet and taking anti gout meds. Good,luck
Last updated Jul 30, 2020

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