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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Has Raynauds, infected finger, pus filled, painful. Taken clindamycin. Taken zantec? Why heartburn?

My wife has Raynauds, the circulation issue.
she has an infected finger tip.
Regular antibiotics did not help.
an ointment form made it weep puss
All this time the finger tip (under nail) is very painful if bumped.
The last Dr. prescribed clindamycin . 300mg twice a day.
After a week, severe heart burn started immedeately after taking the pill.
Question: Can we use things like tums or zantec -as directed- to eliminate/control the heartburn?
Fri, 24 May 2013
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Thanks for the query,

Raynauds might be associated with scleroderma.

Scleroderma is a multi systemic disease and can present with heart burn.

she needs thorough check up.

Yes zantec can be used.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you good health.

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