Acetaminophen does not worsen children’s asthma symptoms

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Pediatricians often recommend against giving the pain reliever and fever reducer acetaminophen to children with asthma because some studies have suggested the medication can worsen asthma symptoms. But a new study in young children with asthma comparing acetaminophen to ibuprofen – another pain and fever reliever – shows no difference in the severity of asthma symptoms between the two medications.