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I have been throwing up days a soar throat days stuff nose

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I have been throwing up for 6 days a soar throat for 5 days stuff nose for one went to med exspress they game me steroids but still throwing up anytime I drink. I have been trying to get pregnant for a while it will be two weeks before my missed period what's wrong with me
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

The most common cause of vomiting, sore throat, and a stuffy nose for less a week is a viral infection. There actually are many viruses that can do this and they all act similarly, so we typically group them together and use generic terms in the diagnosis. Since the Med Express did not prescribe any antibiotics, there also apparently was not any evidence of a bacterial infection on examination. Steroids are sometimes used to help ease inflammation in someone with a viral infection, although it can also exacerbate the nausea and vomiting.

Since antibiotics are not helpful in eradicating these generic viral infections, the other usual approach is to use medicines to help ease symptoms. Over the counter medicines for motion sickness, such as meclizine or dimenhydrinate, can help ease nausea and vomiting from a viral infection. Throat lozenges can be used to help with the sore throat. Acetaminophen can also be used. Antihistamine/decongestants can be used for the stuffy nose.

If I can provide any clarification, please let me know.

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if any additional information would be helpful.