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Arthritis

Question
Posted by: Thulah | 2019/01/16

Q.

Possible gout

Hi Prof, I'm suspecting gout on my big toe joint. It is swollen up since 04 Jan 19. Is this normal for gout to last so long? Im 44 yrs and 80kg. I'm also on Banting diet. This started in Sep 2018 for +-3 days then stopped but now I'm suffering

Expert's Reply

A.

Arthritis expert
- 2019/01/16

It sounds like Gout and you should take Colchicine 0.5 mg three times a day until it settles. Voltaren will also help.

We need to check your uric acid level and may need to start Puricos later/

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