Tagged: Forum for Gout Patients
August 27, 2018 at 10:34 pm #7696
I recently visited my podiatrist for the ingrown toenail issue and she noticed the intensive dryness on my feet so gave me a sample of this stuff to use. Detailed information of the product can be found here
I am a little concerned as it contains 10% urea and was wondering if this may seep through and possibly increase UA levels in some way or another? I know Urea is not the same as Urate or Uric Acid but this link seems to explain that Urea is converted to Uric Acid.
The cream is amazing, but should I just stick with Vaseline (or similar) :)?
September 16, 2018 at 5:28 am #7748Keith TaylorKeymaster
Sorry I missed this @d-q
When I spotted it I was on a beach in Minorca. So just laughed at the first line and went for another swim. Now I’m back and the Autumn blues might be arriving. But I’m not going to Fall into that trap [pause for Intercontinental Laughter]
I’m thinking of contacting the final website you refer to about a page explaining the difference between d_q and keith. Simply put – you believe crap like that and I believe other crap 😉
September 16, 2018 at 4:59 pm #7779
September 18, 2018 at 2:26 am #7780Keith TaylorKeymaster
Maybe I was being too light-hearted, so sorry about that. But in my mind, you were asking me to comment on a page of crap. So I should have taken more time to explain why it was crap.
However, the simple truth is that urea comes from proteins and uric acid comes from purines. In some circumstances, uric acid breaks down to urea, but that is not relevant to human gout.
As far as I’m concerned, there is no connection. Except that I’ve seen gout sufferers post urea test results in the forum instead of uric acid results. So I guess the similarity of name must cause confusion.
My biggest worry is that a poorly-written, misleading article relating to uric acid now has a link from a high-profile gout forum. So do you mind if I remove that link?
September 19, 2018 at 7:06 pm #7806
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