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What are some good treatments for gout?

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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Diet, meds

Aside from changing diet and possible medications causing gout, the two common drugs to lower uric acid are Allopurinol and uloric.
Rarely, probenecid is used. A new infusion, krystexxa, (pegloticase) is necessary very rarely. During flares, anti-inflammatories, ice and rest are helpful. A rheumatologist treats this kind of arthritis.

In brief: Diet, meds

Aside from changing diet and possible medications causing gout, the two common drugs to lower uric acid are Allopurinol and uloric.
Rarely, probenecid is used. A new infusion, krystexxa, (pegloticase) is necessary very rarely. During flares, anti-inflammatories, ice and rest are helpful. A rheumatologist treats this kind of arthritis.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Diet control

Prevention via diet control is always good.
Once you have it controlling the uric acid levels is key. Pain relief can be accomplished via antiinflammatories, warm water soaks, injections (with steroid), oral steroids, and pain killers. Depending on the level of pain the person has. Keep in mind gout is not only a painful condition of a joint. It can have an effect on your heart and kidney.

In brief: Diet control

Prevention via diet control is always good.
Once you have it controlling the uric acid levels is key. Pain relief can be accomplished via antiinflammatories, warm water soaks, injections (with steroid), oral steroids, and pain killers. Depending on the level of pain the person has. Keep in mind gout is not only a painful condition of a joint. It can have an effect on your heart and kidney.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

An acute attack needs aggressive treatment:steroids, indomethocin, naproxocin, or colchecine are often used.
Chronic treatment:allopurinol, uloric and probenicid may help.

In brief: Depends

An acute attack needs aggressive treatment:steroids, indomethocin, naproxocin, or colchecine are often used.
Chronic treatment:allopurinol, uloric and probenicid may help.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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