This is Dr. David
he should get a throat culture to check for infections which can be resistant to certain antibiotics.
he needs to eat a bland diet of rice, chicken broth, bananas, toast, crackers, apple sauce which will be easier for his stomach to tolerate.
what has he tried to eat.
he should ask his doctors for nausea medications like compazine or phenergan to help his nausea
he can try ginger tea or flat ginger ale and saltine crackers to help settle his stomach.
he should try to sip on gatorade or sport drinks to help replace his electrolytes.
he might need IV fluids to help replenish fluids which can help correct his nausea.
he should get a chest xray or chest CT scan to check for pneumonia or bronchitis in his lungs.
he needs blood work to check for elevated WBC white blood cell count
and a sputum culture to check for infection in his lungs.
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