I have a gout attack…blotches going up my leg?

I have a gout attack that has lasted for over a week now. Right big toe/foot. Very swollen, red, hot, tender, extremely painful!

Now have red blotches going up my leg.Ankle also very stiff. Is there any danger to letting the flare-up run its course? If so, how much longer should I expect to be in this much pain?

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11:03 am

if the gout has flared up so much,it wont go away on its own.
you need to take uric acid reducing drugs and some anti inflammatory steroidal drugs to prevent it from spreading anymore.
keep a watch on blood uric acid levels.