Boy with condition that makes skin scale like a fish finally finds relief with cannabis oil

SWNSPublished: April 5, 2018
Published: April 5, 2018

A toddler with a rare condition that makes his skin develop painful scales "like a fish" has been virtually cured - by cannabis oil.

Carter Padelford, two, was diagnosed with genetic disorder lamellar ichthyosis three days after he was born 'as red as a tomato' in November 2016.

The condition affects one in 100,000 people in the US and affects the formation of the outer layer of the skin, causing sufferers to develop dark, plate-like scales.

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