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Illness, sore throat, stomach aches, high temperature. Why are tonsils green and moldy? Help?

hi my 18 year old son started feeling unwell which ive put down to a virus. Today he got worse (high temp, tummy pains, feeling sick, sore throat ) He has been struggling to breathe but has allergies and ashma. Ive just looked at his tonsils and got quite a shock they look like they are green moldly. Ive never come across anything like this and don t no what to do
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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Thanks for writing to HCM!

On reading your question I got to know that your 18 yrs son has asthma, allergies, and has now developed high grade fever with sore throat.
His tonsils appear mouldy and green.

From my clinical experience I can say that he has got tonsil infection, may be because he is so prone to allergy and is already asthmatic. This infection usually causes high grade fever and related symptoms of sore throat. The green color and mouldy look of tonsils is also due to infection and can be seen in many patients.

What I would do had I been at your place, I would take him to a physician and get him a course of antibiotics, antipyretic and get his blood test done.
The doctor may also give him an injectable antibiotic initially, as he is really sick to eat anything, which will make him better fast.

At home, you should ask him to do garages with a spoon of salt in it, four to five times a day ( if he can do it), this will help him feel better.

Hope the answer is helpful
Please ask if you need any more clarification.

Answered: Mon, 21 Oct 2013
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