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I heard that baby panadol (acetaminophen) causes asthma. Is it true? Its recent study.....

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In brief: May be a link

There are a couple references that indicate this.
And also that of you do indeed have asthma, Acetaminophen may provoke bronchospasm.

In brief: May be a link

There are a couple references that indicate this.
And also that of you do indeed have asthma, Acetaminophen may provoke bronchospasm.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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In brief: Not sure

Asthma has a strong relationship to Aspirin allergic individuals nut not acetaminophen. There may be a relationship to the flavoring agents in panadol which may be implicated but this must be investigated.

In brief: Not sure

Asthma has a strong relationship to Aspirin allergic individuals nut not acetaminophen. There may be a relationship to the flavoring agents in panadol which may be implicated but this must be investigated.
Dr. Richard Williams
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Research does show a potential relationship between acetaminophen use during pregnancy and infancy and an elevated risk of developing asthma in children. Important questions regarding causation remain. So far there is reluctance to recommend against using acetaminophen during pregnancy and/or early childhood. This debate will be ongoing-some feel that this may help explain the rise in asthma/allergies in recent years.
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