Emergency Gout Treatments for an unbearable gout attack:

by Mark John

Warning, the following emergency treatments are provided for information purposes only, always consult your doctor prior to using any alternative or complimentary methods of treatment.

The Quickest way I found to relieve gout attacks;

Take your prescribed medicine for treating your gout attacks, usually NSAID. If your doctor is unavailable, or the attack begins out of hours, use an over-the-counter NSAID such as Ibuprofen .

Recommended dosage for treating an unbearable gout attack.

Ibuprofen (OTC) 800 mg 4 times a day, or

Reduce the dosage as the attack subsides.

See your doctor or visit a hospital as soon as possible for an injection of steroid or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), to quickly relieve the pain.

Remove the shoes, socks, or tight clothing from the attack area and avoid any stress or pressure on them.

Apply an anesthetic numbing spray, cream or lotion to the affected area, which will help to numb the pain, (such products can be purchased easily over the counter from any chemist, drug store).

Do not use aspirin throughout an attack of gout as they will make the gout worse.

Avoid alcohol, acidic foods and drinks, fizzy drinks,orange juice,tomatoes,citrus fruit, red meat as they will all worsen and prolong gout attacks.

Drink at least 2 liters of mineral water per day.

Alkalize the body and increase the blood PH level to around 7, do this by mixing half a teaspoon of baking soda to a medium sized glass of mineral water and drink every 4 hours up to a maximum of 4 glasses per day. Baking soda, is the quickest way of alkalizing your body and also accelerates the urinary excretion of excess uric acid. Baking soda is also known to increases the effectiveness of NSAIDs. Avoid using any other forms of salt while using baking soda due to its high sodium content.

Remember to always seek your doctor’s approval before trying this (get your doctor’s advice in advance of using BS, just to be on the safe side).

Use ice to cool the effected joint & reduce swelling and pain.

Rest joint until gout is completely gone, premature use of the affected joint may prolong or bring back the attack.

Find out all you can about your gout condition so you twill be able to prevent and treat future attacks in a sustainable way, use the right approach and you may never have to worry about having another attack. Be prepared, gout usually starts with little or no warning. This quick remedy is designed to address an acute and unforeseen attack and while very effective is not the best way of treating and preventing gout in the long term. Stop using this method when your attack is over and find a sustainable method of relief.

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