First Kovid-19, then monkeypox and now tomato flu, new diseases appear one after another. These three diseases are very different from each other, but it is important to note that they are all spread through physical contact. While Covid-19 is caused by a cough or sneeze from someone sitting nearby, monkeypox can also be spread through sexual contact. While the tomato flu can also be spread by touching an infected person.
Tomato flu or tomato fever has been reported in places like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Odisha. For this reason, the new disease tomato fever has become a topic of discussion in the country today. Therefore, on Tuesday, the Union Ministry of Health issued many guidelines regarding this disease.
Do you know the guidelines of the Ministry of Health?
The guidelines issued by the central government for the state on Tuesday said that those infected should be isolated for five to seven days. Others should be taught not to hug or touch people suffering from this disease. It is important to maintain cleanliness. Care should be taken that children do not suck their fingers.
Thumb sucking can also be the reason for this infection.
Tomato flu is believed to be caused by coxsackieviruses A-6 and A-16. Tomato flu is commonly called HFMD, which means hand, foot and mouth disease. HFMD is a type of virus that is commonly transmitted to children. Causes mouth sores and rashes on hands and feet. This condition is also spread by direct contact with saliva or mucus.
Find out the symptoms of tomato fever here
According to the advice, in this disease, round grains like tomatoes are formed on the body. In addition, problems such as fever, joint pain and diarrhea may also occur. Other symptoms include dehydration, nervousness, vomiting and fatigue. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, malaise, irritability and loss of appetite. This virus usually goes away on its own within 10 days.
Children may also be at risk of developing chikungunya or dengue after this illness. Children between the ages of one and five have red eyes due to this virus. However, those with weakened immune systems, such as the elderly, are more likely to develop the disease. But still, tomato flu cannot be called a common disease.
Tomato flu can cause encephalitis, or brain infection
It is caused by coxsackie viruses A-6 and A-16. Infection with this virus can cause some neurological symptoms. This can lead to encephalitis, or brain infection. In 99.9 percent of cases, the disease is cured by itself. But in some cases it can cause problems with the central nervous system. Tomato flu rash usually appears on the tongue, gums, inner cheeks, palms and soles. Many people also have it under their nails.
Are tomato rash and monkeypox the same?
According to experts, the rash in monkeypox is darker. The spread of the rash on the body is also different. However, as with monkeypox, there is no specific treatment for tomato flu. Medicines are given according to symptoms.