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How can I help to relieve gout? I need an at home remedy.

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How can I help to relieve gout? I need an at home remedy.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
First can I ask what your symptoms are and how you know it's a gout attack?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
large toe is swollen and top of foot is swollen above the toes . extremely painful to walk.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Have you had this before and was it diagnosed as gout by your having high uric acid levels in the blood?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
this toe was broken as a child. Cody also works as a carpenter and often has his toes bent while working on his knees. No uric test, but the swelling is moving up his foot above the toes. He says the pain goes up his leg.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
how long has this attack been going on?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Since yesterday morning when he awoke.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
OK--we're only assuming this is gout, and he really ought to see a doctor about this. Besides what you're doing already, he can try devil's claw, bilberry, and nettle root. He needs to avoid alcohol, red meats, shellfish, and any marinated foods if he wants to try to keep this from happening again.
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