Hand, foot and mouth disease is highly contagious. It shows itself as sores on, you guessed it, hands, feet and even inside children's mouths. Understandably, this can be very alarming for parents.
Doctors say they've seen cases in children ages six months all the way to the age of 11 or 12. Though it's not uncommon, doctors say they've recently seen a spike in the number of cases.
A way to prevent the spread is to use soap and water, and make sure you clean your children's toys. Many younger children put everything in their mouths.
The good news, according to doctors, is the virus is short lived and usually goes away on its own after a few days.