Chris Head
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Too much sun cream results in Leicestershire boy's rickets

A six-year-old Leicestershire boy has developed the bone-softening disease rickets after too much sun cream stopped him from developing essential vitamin D.

Chris Head, from Lutterworth, always had factor 50 sunscreen on when he played outside blocking the sunlight from his skin.

His mother Suzi said she was shocked to discover her precautions had resulted in a painful condition for her son.

  • 14 May 2013