A home remedy for treating gout is to use a cold compress on the inflamed joint for 20 to 30 minutes several times a day, notes WebMD. Another home remedy is to rest the joint, placing it on a pillow or other soft surface if possible.
Drinking enough water throughout the day helps to stabilize uric acid levels, easing the symptoms of gout, states WebMD. Avoiding seafood and organ meats is another home remedy because they contain high levels of purines that raise uric acid levels.
Avoiding drinks that contain fructose and alcoholic drinks helps with gout symptoms, states Mayo Clinic. Another way to avoid getting gout is to maintain a healthy weight.