To relieve the inflammation caused by gout, take any prescribed medications as soon as possible when the symptoms of a gout flare appear, notes WebMD. Doctors often prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Aleve or Motrin, or drugs such as Uloric or Zyloprim, as first-line treatments for gout flares.
Cold packs and compresses applied for 20 to 30 minutes a few times daily also reduce inflammation caused by gout, reports WebMD. Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water helps stabilize the level of uric acid in the body and lessen inflammation. Avoiding foods with high purine content can also reduce uric acid levels, including foods such as liver and seafood and drinks such as beer or sweetened drinks.