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A 49-year-old member asked:

What would you say is the very best medicine you can take, and can your diet affect gout?

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Dr. Marshall Solomon
Podiatry 49 years experience
Allupurinol: You should first be evaluated for your gout. A rheumatologist is the best to evaluate this condition. There are several medications but the long range medication to prevent acute gouty attacks is allopurinol.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Gout and diet: Lowering uric acid: Adjust diet. Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to take care of gout when it is in affect?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Doctors have differing opinions. I personally never use Colchicine because it takes too long to work and toxicity is common. Joint aspiration and injection is a quick and easy way except for the big toe which is painful to inject.. Some will advise nsaids but i personally use a short tapering course of prednisone..
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