Tomato fever or flu is one of the viral infections which has broken out in India. The Tomato Fever was first reported in the state of Kerala. Tomato Flue gets its name because of red and round blisters that look like tomatoes. Mainly this fever affects children under 5 years of age. Here in this article, we have given the Symptoms, Causes, Treatment as well as precautions to take care. Let’s jump into the further sections and grab a clear idea about the flu.
Day by day, the Tomato flu is increasing the fear. And now the covid 4th wave is about to spread. Meanwhile, the concerns are growing high as the incidence of tomato fever continues to rise in Kerala State of Kollam district which is located in south India. Many doctors have done the research and they are citing dengue or chikungunya as the reason behind this flu. However make a note that, Tomato fever is a type of flu that attacks only young children below 5 years.
These days, the health department is planning to run a campaign for awareness of Tomato Fever to prevent the disease from becoming dangerous. However, right now, the Kerala State is affected by the flu but the ministry sources said that other states have to be on alert.
Tomato Fever Symptoms, Age limit, Reason, Treatment
Illness is represented by rashes that are the size of tomatoes, and also infected ones will develop rashes, skin irritation, and dehydration on the tongue of children affected with the condition
Extremely high fever
Rashes the size of tomatoes on the skin
Body aches and pains
Irritation in the mouth due to the medications
Swelling of the joints
Hands, knees, and buttocks discoloration are standard
Causes of Tomato Fever
Tomato fever is believed to be caused by a virus. Moreover, still, the flu is considered a fever. Some researchers have shown that the fever is caused by mosquito bites, such as dengue fever (a viral infection causing fever, rashes, and body pain) or chikungunya (a viral infection causing fever and joint inflammation).
Preventive Measures Need To Be Taken:
Consult a doctor if your child shows the symptoms that we have mentioned the above
Provide children with boiled water and allow them to rest
Don’t allow children to scratch their blisters
Take bath using warm water
Make sure to avoid close contact with the infected person
Maintain proper hygiene of children.
Treatment for Tomato Fever
Have to take the medicines such as Aspirin or Paracetamol to bring down fever, body pain, as well as general discomfort
Rest is the mandatory treatment for the children
Regularly bath with warm water to relieve the skin irritation
Don’t scratch or rub the blisters. This will cause extreme health issues so allow the blisters to subside on their own
Children have to increase their fluid intake so that they will stay hydrated. Drink plenty of clean boiled water daily
Make sure to avoid spicy at the same time salty food to prevent mouth soreness
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