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I have been perscribed Metronidazole 500 mg and

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Hi I have been perscribed Metronidazole 500 mg and Ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg to treat Diverticulitis
The first day on this medication i had a severe gout flare in my left anchel I took the medication for 3 days and went back to the doctor,she told me to take some colcrys to treat the gout.I stoped taking the antibiotics and the gout started to go away.Now it is 6 days later and the swelling has gone down but the whole foot is real sore numb and tingling?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Gout related inflammation can affect the nerves supplying your foot.

It will take some time to clear up.

Oral steroid course will be helpful.

You can request for that from your doctor.

Not likely anything else.
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