Children’s Tylenol Linked to Asthma

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tylenol-causes-asthma.jpgLast week I wrote about my concerns with giving pain relievers/fever reducers to kids. A few days later I read a New York Time’s article that strongly suggests a link between acetaminophen exposure (in utero through adulthood) and asthma prevalence and severity.

The article even identifies the mechanism that might cause this connection: “Even a single dose of acetaminophen can reduce the body’s levels of glutathione, a peptide that helps repair oxidative damage that can drive inflammation in the airways.”

Here is one study on the acetaminophen-asthma connection.

I plan to be even more judicious with pain relievers, and will be sticking with ibuprofen (children’s Motrin) if I give Felix anything.

Stay sane,

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