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Swollen knee with red spot on body. High uric acid level. Took Allopurinol, Etoricoxib. What can be done?

My husband s left knee was swollen and he had some red spots on his body. He said it s very painful to step or walk. I took him to the doctor and he was given Allopurinol , Etoricoxib, and Colchicine after seeing the result of his uric acid level which was 8.8. Is it really high? After one day of taking the medication, his lips were swelling and he was having some bumps on his hand and leg, bumps which has fluid inside. It looks like chicken pox . What is going on?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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first of all inorder to know if the levels are high i need to know is it in mg, mls etc... as all labs use different reagents to test,
if your husband developed lip swelling and rest of the symptoms after taking the medications it seems he has developed an allergic reaction to one of the medication he has been given i suggest stop taking the medications
visit the hospital to be given medication to prevent further reaction to go on.
hope have answered your query
get well soon.
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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