Rickets | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my child’s rickets?
  • What is the best treatment option?
  • Does my child need a vitamin D or calcium supplement?
  • What can I do at home to make sure my child gets enough vitamin D?
  • Is it safe to let my child have monitored time in the sun without sunscreen?
  • What are the complications of rickets? Is my child at risk for any long-term problems?


Rickets: Not a Disease of the Past by LS Nield, M.D., P Mahajan, M.D., M.P.H., A Joshi, M.D., and D Kamat, M.D., PH.D. (American Family Physician August 15, 2006, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060815/619.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/06