What is Tomato Fever – Symptoms and Prevention
Tomato fever, which is currently targeting children, has come to light amid a fourth wave of the coronavirus. There are currently 82 cases of tomato fever in Kerala. This disease is particularly reported to occur in children under the age of five.
The last time India was affected by the coronavirus was in 2020. Until now the spread of this virus has not been completely eradicated. This virus has just been brought under control due to precautionary measures, including vaccination.
In this situation, as the incidence of corona in India has decreased, people are slowly returning to normal. Meanwhile, some districts in Kerala have been hit by a virus known as the tomato virus. As the incidence of corona decreases, people are slowly returning to normal. Meanwhile, in some districts of Kerala, a virus called tomato virus has been reported.
State health officials are camping in the affected areas and taking preventive measures. At the same time, there are fears among the public about the spread of tomato fever in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu. Speaking to reporters in Salem, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Radhakrishnan said there was no need to worry about the tomato flu virus in Tamil Nadu.
It is a normal virus and has nothing to do with tomatoes or this virus. He said the disease affects children who have been infected with chickenpox and are recovering.
What is Tomato Fever?
Tomato fever is one of the most common and unknown diseases in Kerala. However, it is unclear whether the disease was caused by viral influenza, chikungunya, or dengue fever. As a preventive measure, the authorities have launched an awareness campaign in the villages.
Symptoms of Tomato Fever
In children with this disease, almost a tomato-sized rash appears on the body. It May cause a burning sensation in the skin. Symptoms of dehydration may appear along with dry air on the tongue. Some patients have reported that the tomato-like rash that formed on their bodies was first caused by a boil in which the worms came out.
What are the symptoms?
- High fever
2. Physical pain
3. Swelling in the joints
5. Rash in the form of tomatoes
6. Discoloration of hands
7. Discoloration of the knees
Preventive measures and treatment
- If the child has these symptoms, consult the nearest doctor.
2. People suffering from this disease are advised to consume more fluids.
3. Children should be kept away from infections.
4. It is important to maintain cleanliness for the patient and those around him.
5. Proper rest is required as in many cases the fever lasts for a week.