Tomato Fever: India sees 82 cases in kids below 5 years | Symptoms, treatment

Tomato flu or tomato fever is a rare viral disease that is said to cause red-coloured rashes, skin irritation and dehydration.

As India grapples with the devastating coronavirus and the monkeypox, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), also known as ‘Tomato Fever”, has now become a growing concern. So far, India has recorded 82 cases of viral infection, which was initially reported on May 6 in Kerala’s Kollam, in children under the age of five, according to a report by The Lancet Respiratory Journal.

Symptoms of tomato fever

Apart from rashes and skin irritations, here are some common symptoms of the viral disease that have been observed:

High fever

Body ache

Joint swelling



How to deal with the flu?

A doctor’s consultation must be done if the child is showing any flu symptoms. The infected child must avoid scratching the blisters and maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Proper rest along with proper hydration is advised.

Hindustan Times

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