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Have high uric acid and high cholesterol. Boils in foot. Earlier had gout

my father in law is 70 years old and is suffering from high uric acid and now high cholestrol also. he has gout earlier which is giving him problem on and off. and now he has developed boils on his right foot . what can be the reason and solution /medicine for this. shirish wagh bangalore india email: YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Let me know the exact status of your father's right foot.
This is actually a boil or right big toe joint inflammation due to increased uric acid.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ rheumatologist and should go for thorough check up.
If boil is present then complete antibiotic course is mandatory. If big boil is present then incision & drainage may be required.
He should go for repeat uric acid level for better clarification.
If effect of increased uric acid is present then uric acid lowering medications should be taken.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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