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Acetaminophen And Gout
Gout: Yes you can take Acetaminophen for gout. If you truly have confirmed gout i recommend that you talk with your doctor and take a medication to keep your uric acid level to 5 or below. Even if you control the pain and symptoms with acetamonophen the elevated uric acid is attacking your joints 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Best to treat it and not cover it up with a anti-inflammatory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not: Tylenol does not work well in gout. Drugs used in the short term are colchicine, indomethacin, or prednisone. If there are frequent recurrent disabling attacks of gout, erosions of bone on X-Rays, chalky deposits of uric acid (gout crystals) under the skin, or uric acid kidney stones, a long term Rx such as allopurinol would be needed to lower the uric acid. ...Read more
I feel a pain under my big toe that feels like I have a splinter but I don't . What can it be? Someone mentioned it may be gout? Feet in good shape.
Tendonitis: If you're sure it's not a splinter it could be irritation of the fibrous connections under your toe. In my experience gout does often occur at the big joint of the big toe, but it is more severe than splinter pain. Take Aspirin or Acetaminophen (generic tylenol) and watch what happens. If pain persists or infection sets in, see a doctor. Soaking in plain water may help if it's tiny wood or glass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uric acid arthritis: Gout is a form of arthritis caused by uric acid crystals. Uric acid crystals form when the amount of uric acid, a natural waste product, becomes too high in the blood. Uric acid levels can become high due to poor kidney function, obesity, or genetics. Gout is treated by decreasing inflammation to treat the arthritis and by decreasing uric acid levels in the blood to dissolve the crystals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Foods to avoid: Foods that are rich in purines, an amino acid, are the ones to avoid which leaves everything else useable. The foods are red wine, beer, red meat, shell food, sea food, organ food like sweetbreads and liver. High blood pressure medicine can cause gout also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually joint pain: A gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin ( painful if large and draining through the skin). Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ice: Cool that joint down with an ice pack. Cherry juice may help but is expensive. Colchicine, a common gout medication, is actually derived from the root of a plant, the autumnn crocus. Other dietary changes that may prevent flares include vitamin c, and low-fat dairy foods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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