21 May 2022 | 3 min Read
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With the outbreak of the Tomato Fever in Kerala and reports of over 82 cases of kids being affected with it, it’s a matter of great concern for parents, especially parents with younger children.
It’s important to understand what Tomato Fever actually is and what parents can do to protect their children from this viral infection.
Tomato flu or tomato fever is a viral infection that causes red rashes, dehydration and skin irritation among kids under five years. The infection gets its name from the fact that the red rashes are almost the same size as tomatoes.
The symptoms of tomato fever could be one, or more of the following along with skin rashes:
In certain cases the colour of the hands and legs may also change.
To prevent Tomato Fever a few things need to be kept in mind:
Even though Tomato Fever is said to be self-limiting and there is no specific drug for it, there are certain things to keep in mind if your child is infected.
1.Firstly if you see any of the symptoms mentioned above on your child then immediately consult a doctor.
2. Isolate your child to prevent others from getting infected.
3. Give your child plenty of fluids to keep their bodies hydrated.
4. Do not allow your child to scratch or scrub the rashes.
5. Sanitise your surroundings and the utensils, clothes etc that your child uses.
6. Make sure your child gets adequate rest.
7. Make sure any raw food that you serve your child, like fruits and salads, is thoroughly washed.
Last but not the least, stay in regular touch with the doctor.