What do I need to know about caring for someone with rickets?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Caring for someone with rickets involves making certain that they maintain proper levels of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus in their body. For an infant, follow the dosing recommendations given to you by your physician. For a child or teenager, provide a diet rich in vitamin D foods and allow for moderate sun exposure.

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