Are There Home Remedies for Gout?
- Take medications as prescribed.
- While a joint is hot and swollen, one may want to use a cane or similar support to keep weight off that joint.
- It may be helpful to keep the swollen joint elevated above the chest as much as possible.
- Ice packs can be helpful in relieving pain and reducing inflammation.
- Maintaining adequate hydration is key for minimizing the frequency and intensity of attacks.
- Drinking cherry juice may decrease the intensity and severity of attacks.
- Avoiding eating red meats, internal organs, yeast, shellfish, and oily fish because these increase the risk for gout.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/19/2016
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