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 Fastest way of Relieve Your Painful Gout Attack
Take the medication your doctor prescribed for treating your gout. If you don’t have prescribed medication for your gout use an over-the-counter NSAID such as Ibuprofen .
Recommended dosage for treating acute gout attacks.
Ibuprofen, over the counter variety, take 800 mg 4 times a day
Reduce the dosage as the attack subsides and stop as soon as possible.
See your doctor as soon as possible for a steroid or non-steroidal injection, to quickly reduce the pain.
Remove clothing from the affected area and avoid any pressure on the joint.
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).
Don’t use aspirin as it can worsen the gout attack.
Also avoid alcohol, acidic foods and drinks, fizzy drinks,vitamin C, dehydration,dieting, as they will worsen and prolong the attack.
Try to consume at least 2 liters of mineral or filtered water every day.
Alkalize body and increase blood PH level, one way of doing this is to mix half a teaspoon of normal baking soda to a half pint glass of mineral water and drink every 4 hours (with a maximum of 4 glasses per day), baking soda, as well as alkalizing the body, also accelerates the excretion of excess uric acid crystals and increases the effectiveness of NSAIDs.
Always get your doctor’s approval before trying this (ask your doctor in advance, just so you know it will be safe, if you do ever need to use this method).
Gently rub ice over the effected area to reduce swelling and pain.
Try to rest until the attack subsides, as undue or premature use of the joint will make things worse.
Learn as much as you can about your gout condition to prevent and treat future attacks. Gout often starts very quickly and with little warning, be prepared. Discontinue the use of these methods when your gout attack subsides, as they are designed for quick relief only.
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