Monday, November 17, 2008

Health Day: Acetaminophen Linked to Childhood Asthma

I have to laugh when I think about all the things linked to pediatric asthma. Seems like we moms can't do ANYTHING right! Now even Tylenol is a culprit in the pediatric asthma epidemic!!

According to Health Day:

Children given acetaminophen during the first year of life to reduce fever are more likely to develop asthma later on, a new study finds....

"If this association is causative, it would suggest that acetaminophen use is a risk factor for asthma and may explain the asthma has become more common," said lead researcher Dr. Richard Beasley, from the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand in Wellington.

Since this study can't definitively say that acetaminophen is a cause of asthma, its use for children shouldn't be changed, Beasley added. "Acetaminophen is the preferred drug for relief of pain and fever in childhood," he said.

Just remember, Moms: Everything you do is wrong.


1 comment:

Telephone Triage said...

Enlightening thought...we aught to get more responsible and start pondering on the health matters a little more.Good post after all.