Boy almost died after allergic reaction from an everyday painkiller

When a mother from Cambridgeshire, gave her young son some everyday painkillers for a virus, little did she realise it would leave him on a life-support machine.

11-year-old Calvin Lock suffered a severe allergic reaction to the drugs - causing his body to blister and his skin to fall off.


Allergy horror

Calvin Lock from Littleport in Cambridgeshire lost most of his skin, his hair, and very nearly his life after his mum gave him medication for a virus.