What is the "tomato flu?"
Named after the primary symptom, small red blisters that look almost like tomatoes when they grow, this virus is also known as the tomato virus. Other symptoms are similar to chikungunya or dengue viruses: skin irritations and rashes, high fever, joint pain...
Highly contagious disease
The contagious disease of tomato flu can be transmitted through direct contact. Tomato flu is easily transmitted to children by poor hygiene and the habit of putting their hands in their mouths. This is why, even though the cause of the disease remains unknown, some infectiologists suggest that a "foot-hand mouth" variant is very common among children.
What is the best treatment?
It seems that the disease evolves spontaneously and favorably within a matter of days. It is currently unknown and no treatment is available. To relieve the symptoms, Indian doctors prescribe analgesics and antipyretics.
Increase awareness for prevention
The Indian hospital group Narayana Health explains that "the best way stop the disease's spread is to curtail its progression." This includes the isolation of the contaminated child and the practice of good hygiene, as well as encouraging the child to avoid putting his fingers in his mouth.
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Source: Destination health