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.

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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.