Home Health Parents News Now Research Links Acetaminophen to Asthma in Children Research Links Acetaminophen to Asthma in Children By Holly Lebowitz Rossi December 20, 2011 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Research Links Acetaminophen to Asthma in Children 29409 Dr. McBride based his assertion on several lines of evidence. In addition to the timing of the asthma epidemic, he said, there is now a plausible explanation for how acetaminophen might provoke or worsen asthma, a chronic inflammatory condition of the lungs. Even a single dose of acetaminophen can reduce the body's levels of glutathione, an enzyme that helps repair oxidative damage that can drive inflammation in the airways, researchers have found. "Almost every study that's looked for it has found a dose-response relationship between acetaminophen use and asthma," Dr. McBride said. "The association is incredibly consistent across age, geography and culture." A statistical link between acetaminophen and asthma has turned up in studies of infants, children and adults. Studies have also found an increased risk of asthma in children whose mothers who took acetaminophen during pregnancy. Image: Asthma inhaler, via Shutterstock. By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Research Links Acetaminophen to Asthma in Children Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.