News Desk, Amar Ujala, Solan
Published by: Krishan Singh
Updated Thu, 01 Sep 2022 08:28 PM IST
Two suspected patients of tomato flu have come to the fore in Solan city. Both of them are said to be students of a private school. The doctors from the school concerned were informed over the phone. After this the team of doctors reached the school. Where two children showed tomato flu-like symptoms.
Tomato flu (indicated)
– Photo : Amar Ujala
Although doctors claim that in a week the children themselves will be fine. There is no medicine for tomato flu yet. In such a situation, they can only wait for their recovery. If needed, their samples will also be taken. On the other hand, the health department has also become alert regarding tomato flu. The department has issued advisory. The concerned school manager has also been advised to be cautious. District Health Officer Dr. Amit Ranjan Talwar said that symptoms of hand-to-mouth virus have been found in two children of a private school in the city. Looks like tomato flu. Doctors are monitoring both of them.
The primary symptoms of tomato flu seen in children are similar to those of viral infections. These include fever, rash and joint pain. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, dehydration, joint swelling, body aches and common influenza-like symptoms. A day or two after the onset of fever, small red spots appear, which turn into blisters and then ulcers. There are blisters like tomatoes in many parts of the body.
Babies and young children are also prone to this infection by touching nappy, unclean surfaces and putting things directly in the mouth. This disease mainly occurs in children under 10 years of age. It can also occur in adults. There is a lot of people coming and going from outside the state. In such a situation, this disease can come with them. People themselves have to be aware of this. If anyone sees any symptoms related to this disease, then immediately contact the nearest health center.
How to prevent
The best measure for prevention is proper hygiene. Avoid sharing toys, clothes, food and other belongings of an infected child with non-infected children, along with keeping the surroundings and environment clean. Also do not hug or touch children with fever or rash symptoms.