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What can you do to treat gout at home?

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Until you can see your doctor, you can ice the joint and keep it raised, and take anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen. You also should drink plenty of fluids, especially water, but stay away from alcohol or sweet drinks.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health: “What Is Gout?”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gout Symptoms,” “Gout Treatment”

Cleveland Clinic: “Gout.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 14, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health: “What Is Gout?”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gout Symptoms,” “Gout Treatment”

Cleveland Clinic: “Gout.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 14, 2018

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