Iimmediate gout pain relief | 6 Ways to Deal with Painful Gout Attacks
"It’s difficult to focus on work or other daily activities when you’re experiencing gout inflammation and pain. Symptoms can last for a few days or even weeks, with the worst pain usually occurring in the first day or two.
While the best thing to do is talk to your physician, there are several steps you can take right away ease your gout symptoms:
Excess uric acid in the bloodstream can lead to the formation of uric acid crystals in one or more joints, resulting in gout.
Excess uric acid in the bloodstream can lead to the formation of uric acid crystals in one or more joints, resulting in gout. Read: All About Gout - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
1. Take an NSAID (but not aspirin)
Over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can help relieve gout pain. Avoid aspirin and other medications that contain acetylsalicylic acid, which can make your gout worse.1 Keep in mind NSAIDs carry potential side effects, such as an increase in blood pressure,2,3 so discuss this treatment with your doctor."