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Best Remedy For Gout
It depends ...: How long have you had gout? How frequent do you get flares? Sometimes managing gout can be by simply taking Allopurinol or uloric. You need to see your doctor if these are right for you. For the acute symptoms, indocin, colchicine, cortisone injections can all be used. Just make sure to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antiinflammatories: For flares, anti-inflammatories are helpful: nsaids (ibuprofen etc), Colchicine (aka colcrys), or corticosteroids (e.g. Prednisone). In cases of multiple flares per year, guidelines recommend preventive medication with anti-inflammatory for 4-6 months while uric acid lowering medicine kicks in. Diet and exercise are important. A rheumatologist is an expert in musculoskeletal diseases like gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low purine diet: Gout is a buildup of uric acid in the body due to an inability to process purine proteins properly. Low purine diets are available either from your doctor or on the internet. If this fails to lower uric acid levels, Allopurinol or uloric are also appropriate to use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you mean herbals: Herbs can fight inflammation and cleanse toxins from the joints. Devil's claw root, gingerroot, meadowsweet leaves and flowertops, and white willow bark all act as anti-inflammatory agents that can relieve pain. (aspirin contains a chemical that is the synthesized version of a substance found in meadowsweet and willow.) other helpful herbs include boswellia, capsicum, feverfew and licorice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soak foot: In hot water and epsom salt without burning yourself, take antiinflammatories. Understand home treatment is not a substitute for professional attention. Gout is something to be treated by a medical doctor as it is a multi-organ disease entity having an effect in the kidneys and heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tart cherry juice: Many of my patients tell me that cherry juice helps them. Although that may be true, I think that at age 34 you have to be very wary about relying on home remedies. Gout is caused by uric acid deposits in your joints, and if those deposits are not effectively treated, the condition causes permanent joint damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are several really good treatments for gout. If you are in an active flare, and your kidneys are good, and you are not at risk for an ulcer, indomethocin is very effective and inexpensive. Just be sure to take it with food. If you are not immunocompromised in any way Colchicine is another good treatment, and inexpensive too. If you develop diarrhea stop it right away. Prevention is best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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