Asthmatic Kids Can Take Tylenol Wash U Study Says

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A new study finds children with mild asthma can safely take Tylenol without fear of their symptoms worsening.

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis released their new study comparing the pain reliever acetaminophen to ibuprofen in young children with mild asthma. Their results show no difference in the severity of asthma symptoms between the two medications.

Pediatricians have often recommend against giving acetaminophen to asthmatic children because previous studies suggested it worsens asthma symptoms.

The researchers say both acetaminophen and ibuprofen are fine for kids with mild asthma symptoms. No word on how acetaminophen affects kids with severe asthma.

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