Good morning everyone
I have gout in my big toe. It flared up about two weeks ago. I have seen my doctor and I am on NSAIDs, pain killers, and anti-biotics. It is extremely painful with inflamation and swelling around foot up to ankle. I am soaking my foot in warm salt water as advised by my doctor, and when I'm not doing that I am resting with my foot elevated. There has been tophus coming out of the top of the toe and this increases when I bathe the foot. What I don't know is should I just let the tophus keep coming out and if so will it stop naturally or might it go on for ever! If I encourage the skin to heal over the tophus will remain inside - I'm just not sure what I should do. If anyone can help I would love to hear from you. Thanks.