Good Morning Linda,
Symptoms of your husband problem are more in favour of infection and second possibility is of raised uric acid. Hence he should first go for blood test
ie TLC, DLC, ESR, CRP & Serum Uric acid. If total white blood cell
count & neutrophil
counts are raised, Then he should start Broad Spectrum Antibiotics in consultation with your family physician. If Counts are normal & Uric acid is raised then he should be given allopeurinol (Zyloric
) 100 mg thrice a day along with anti inflammatory & alkaliser for 3 days. You should not neglect this & take medical help
at your earliest.
Wishing him early recovery.