Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common childhood illness. The symptoms include small, painful blisters on the fingers, palms, toes and soles, and ulcers in the mouth. This photograph shows the small whitish to yellowish mouth ulcers with surrounding redness.
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.