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Acetaminophen Linked to Asthma in Children

Infants given acetaminophen, a.k.a. Tylenol, have a higher risk of developing asthma later in life than kids not exposed to the drug. The study, published in The Lancet, claims infants given acetaminophen for fever during their first year of life, were 50% more likely to develop asthma-related symptoms at 6 or 7 years of age. Researchers also discovered an increased risk of rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema associated with acetaminophen; via Family Practice News.

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Jessica - May 24, 2012 12:31 PM

I'm interested in avoiding acetaminophen for my infant son but when he gets a fever (eg last night- 103.7 degrees) I feel like I need a way to bring it down in a hurry. What else can be done?

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