In the midst of unfinished cases of Covid-19, India is now reported to have been attacked by tomato flu. This disease attacks children under the age of 5 years and there have been 80 cases. Photo/NCR News
Founding Director of the Ujala Cygnus Hospital Group Dr Shuchin Bajaj said tomato flu was a rare disease with no known cause. It is still debated whether this disease is a viral fever or a side effect of chikungunya or dengue fever.
“Tomato flu is an unidentified fever which has been detected in several parts of Kerala. The rare viral disease has infected more than 80 children in the state who are under the age of 5 so far,” Bajaj said. 5/2022).
Children infected with tomato flu reported developing rashes, skin irritation and dehydration. This causes blisters on several parts of the body, forming red blisters. Meanwhile, tomato flu also has some symptoms.
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These include rash and irritation, fatigue, joint pain, high fever, body aches, discoloration of hands, knees, buttocks, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, sneezing and coughing. However, tomato flu can be prevented and treated.
In this case, Bajaj advises children to prevent scratching the blisters due to the flu because it can make it worse, rest and maintain good hygiene. Fluid intake should also be increased to treat dehydration.
In addition, parents should immediately consult a doctor if any of the symptoms occur. Like other types of flu, tomato fever is also contagious. So, if someone is infected they must be isolated.