Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a common childhood illness.
Sores in the mouth, hands, feet and sometimes buttocks and legs. Mouth sores can be painful and may make it hard for your child to eat.
Disease is not serious, and it usually goes away in a week or so.
Most common in the summer and fall.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is not the same as other diseases that have similar names: foot-and-mouth disease (sometimes called hoof-and-mouth disease) or mad cow disease. These diseases almost always occur in animals.