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Are there treatment guidelines for gout?

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Dr. Jay Ryan
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Do you have acute or chronic gout? There are medication options after bloodwork tests for chronic gout.
There is also a fairly uniform treatment protocol for acute gout which may involve anti-inflammatory medication or injection, in addition to diet modification, uric acid bloodwork or joint fluid, x ray evaluation for joint destruction, etc.

In brief: Depends

Do you have acute or chronic gout? There are medication options after bloodwork tests for chronic gout.
There is also a fairly uniform treatment protocol for acute gout which may involve anti-inflammatory medication or injection, in addition to diet modification, uric acid bloodwork or joint fluid, x ray evaluation for joint destruction, etc.
Dr. Jay Ryan
Dr. Jay Ryan
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Depends

Some managed care institutions probably have specific guidelines.
In general, acute attacks are treated with anti-inflammatories , steroids, or a medicine called colchicine. Long term management depends on uric acid levels. And that may involve diet modification and medicine modifications and a medicine called allopurinol.

In brief: Depends

Some managed care institutions probably have specific guidelines.
In general, acute attacks are treated with anti-inflammatories , steroids, or a medicine called colchicine. Long term management depends on uric acid levels. And that may involve diet modification and medicine modifications and a medicine called allopurinol.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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