What is Tomato Fever?
- Another flu has struck Kerala amid the spread of the covid19 virus across the country. According to reports, over 80 children under the age of five have been infected with a rare type of viral infection which is known as “Tomato Fever”.
- Additionally, according to media reports, all confirmed cases of tomato fever were reported from government hospitals.
- Tomato fever has been reported in 82 cases in Kollam. If cases from private hospitals are included, the count of infected cases may be higher.
- Because the disease affects children under the age of five, the state health department is keeping a close eye on the situation.
- It is unclear whether the illness is caused by a virus or is a side effect of chikungunya or dengue fever.
- Anganwadi centers have been closed, and authorities have launched village-wide awareness campaigns.
- Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne virus that causes a non-fatal self-limiting illness characterized by a high fever, severe joint pain, rashes, and nausea.
What are the Symptoms of Tomato Fever?
Rashes, skin irritation, and dehydration are common symptoms of Tomato flu or Tomato fever in children.
It also causes blisters on various body parts of the infected child.
Because the blisters are usually red in color, the condition is known as “Tomato Flu” or “Tomato Fever.”
- Feeling Tired
- High Fever
- Runny Nose
- Color of Hands and Legs Changes
- Cramps in the Abdominal
- Pain in the Joints
- Body Aches
- Joint Swelling
- Irritation in the Mouth
- Discoloration of knees and buttocks
- Some patients have also claimed that worms emerge from the boils that form on their rashes.
What is the Cause of Tomato Fever?
The main causes of Tomato Fever are still being investigated by health officials.
What are the Preventive Measures of Tomato Fever?
Although there are no cures for Tomato Fever or Tomato Flu, there are some preventative measures that can be taken:
- Blisters should not be scratched.
- Stay hydrated by drinking only boiled water.
- Maintain a clean environment and practice proper hygiene.
- Keep your distance from the infected person.
- Use only warm water to bathe.
- Rest properly.
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