As of 2015, there is no credible medical evidence that apple cider vinegar is an effective treatment for gout. Scientifically proven treatments for gout include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, colchicine and corticosteroids, as claimed by the Mayo Clinic.
Some websites, such as Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Benefits.com, claim that apple cider vinegar may be an effective treatment for gout. Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Benefits.com suggests diluting two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in eight ounces of water and drinking this mixture three times per day. This website also recommends soaking a cloth in undiluted apple cider vinegar and applying this cloth to the affected area for at least 15 minutes.
However, the Mayo Clinic and WebMD do not list apple cider vinegar as an effective treatment for gout. Like the Mayo Clinic, WebMD recommends medicines such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, colchicine and corticosteroids to relief inflammation and lower uric acid levels in the blood.