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Treatment and Prevention of Gout

A gout-related flare-up can be painful, but prevention of gout comes from medication and a change in diet. Gout treatment includes NSAIDs.

A gout-related flare-up can be painful, but prevention of gout comes from medication and a change in diet. Only in the rarest cases will you need surgery. Gout treatment includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), colchicine, and steroids.

Holly Atkinson, MD

This video features Holly Atkinson, MD. Dr. Atkinson specializes in internal medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist.

Duration: 3:42. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Holly Atkinson, MD, Dr Mera Goodman, Preeti Parikh, MD, . Review date: Jan. 12, 2017
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