tomato flu: rare viral disease

symptoms & Treatment

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what is tomato flu?

Tomato Flu is a rare viral disease, which causes red-coloured rashes, skin irritation and dehydration, which gets its name from the blisters it causes, which look like tomatoes.

Reported cases of Tomato Flu are among children from age 1-9. The illness is rare in adults as they usually have immune systems strong enough to defend them from the virus

Symptoms of tomato flu?


Painful sores in the mouth

Body ache

Rash with blisters on hands, feet and buttocks

Joint swelling


Skin irritation

Diarrhea and nausea

Stomach pain


treatment of tomato flu?

Tomato Flu is a self-limiting one and there are no specific drugs for it. If someone is affected, they should be kept in isolation as it spread fast from one person to the other

how to prevent tomato flu?

Sanitisation and hygienic surroundings are a must to stop the spread of Tomato Flu. Infected children should avoid touching or scratching the blisters.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned here are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. consult a doctor!