Conventional Treatment for Gout Attack
The goals for treatment are to ease the pain that comes from sudden attacks, prevent future attacks, stop uric acid buildup in the tissues and joint space between two bones, and prevent kidney stones from forming.
Treatment of acute attacks includes:
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen) taken by mouth in the first 24 hours. NSAIDs reduce inflammation to relieve the pain and swelling of an acute gout episode, but have no effect on the amount of uric acid in the body. NSAIDs commonly used for gout include:
ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
Ketoprofen (Orudis, Oruvail)
Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, taken either orally or injected into the affected joint. With corticosteroids, patients often begin to improve within a few hours and attacks usually end within a week. Injection of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), a synthetic drug that stimulates the body to produce corticosteroids naturally, can help treat a gout attack. Corticosteroids and ACTH usually start working within 24 hours after you begin taking them. A special note if you are diabetic, you may experience changes in your blood sugar levels when taking corticosteroids.
When NSAIDs or corticosteroids fail to control pain and swelling, the doctor may use another drug, colchicine. But it must be taken within the first 12 hours of an acute attack for effectiveness.
Even if drugs like these could cure gout, and there is little, if any, evidence they can, you still would have to deal with some very nasty side effects, it is better to go for natural options for gout for long term. Diet plan is playing a very important role in controlling symptoms.The primary dietary goal for gout is to limit your intake of foods with high amounts of purinein them. Foods considered high in purine content include: seafood, alcohol beverages, some peas.
Some Home Remedies to recommend:
Eliminate sugar and soda
Add garlic to meal preparation
Up your vitamin C intake