"We can tell you the truth: cure the gout is possible, but it's often accompanied by other diseases (uric acid for example).
The immobilization of the joint and the application of an ice bag can help relieve the pain, but this is obviously only temporary, pending doctor's visit to take medication.
Medication allows to remove gout symptoms and gout pain in 3 to 10 days."
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There are three kinds of treatment for gout:
Most of the time, reduce pain is the primary treatment. Immediately apply ice locally (generally the toe of the foot), protecting the skin with a cloth (10 to 30 minutes, 4 times a day). It relieves pain and shortens the duration of the gout in addition to the medical drugs.
For the treatment of gout, doctors use to prescribe these medical drugs:
- colchicine: reduces pain in less than 12 hours and eliminates the gout pain in 2 or 3 days.
- anti-inflammatory steroidal: indomethacin, naproxen, diclofenac, ketoprofen.
- analgesics simple: as the paracetamol.
In case of very painful gout disease, doctor completes the treatment with:
- a cortisone injection: to quickly relieve inflammation
- steroidal: to put an end to excessive pain
- corticosteroids: injected into the joint or taken orally to reduce inflammation
Research continues on the most effective treatments for gout. Swiss doctors have recently updated the molecule responsible for inflammation.
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Allopurinol: A medical drug that is used to lower the levels of uric acid in the blood.
Drugs for gout: a medical drug that decreases the inflammation caused by gout.
Gouty arthropathy: Destruction of the joints due to tophus (cluster of uric acid crystals).
Kidney stones: « stones » mainly created in the urinary tract.
Colchicine: medical drug that relieves gout pain (also used in prevention) learn more about colchicine
Renal colic: very intense lower back pain due to "stones" that close up the urinary tract.
Hyperuricemia: uric acid rate in the blood above the normal rate (> 420 µmol/l or 70 mg/l).
Hypouricemia: medical treatment to reduce the level of uric acid in the body.
Infiltration: injection of a product directly into a joint.
Renal failure: progressive, important and definitive degeneration of the kidney function.
Psoriasis: chronic disease that affects first the skin.