Tag: gout attacks

How Long Does Colchicine Stay in Your System

Life is one amazing journey. The choices of paths to traverse can spell the difference between individuals. Sometimes, it is amazing that we have to turn left to go right. What is even more amazing is the fact that as we embark on this journey, there are also millions of journeys happening inside our body!…
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November 19, 2017 0

Antigout Medications, How Effective Are They?

There are two main objectives of antigout medications, to treat the painful gouty inflammation and to reduce the uric acid levels in the body to prevent future gout attacks. Antigout medication can be classified in to 2 categories: short-term and long-term. Short-term antigout medications are mainly pain killers or some anti-inflammatory drugs. The objective of…
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April 23, 2015 0

How Long Does Gout Pain Last?

A gout newbie got his very first attack of gout about six days ago. He opted to treat it with anti-inflammatory drugs, ice pack, drink plenty of water, and eat a lot of cherries. The swelling is gone and after two days and he could walk normally. However, the lower part of his big toe…
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April 17, 2015 0