It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Asthma Message Board

  • Tylenol & adult onset asthma risk

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 07-27-2004, 10:06 AM   #1
    Terrapin's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Posts: 1
    Terrapin HB User
    Tylenol & adult onset asthma risk

    Hi all,

    I am wondering if anyone has heard of the study finding that frequent use of tylenol raises the risk of adult onset asthma in women by well over 50%. I am concerned because I already have many allergies (skin & environmental) as well as a long history of chronic tylenol intake in the decades before it was linked to liver damage and hearing loss. And, after almost 10 yrs of absolutely no tylenol, I reluctantly began taking Norco (hydrocodone w/ T) for endometriosis pain in November. The last thing I need is asthma on top of many other chronic problems. How common is it for women, or anyone, to develop asthma in middle-age? I also wonder what the link between tylenol and asthma might be. Any ideas?


    Last edited by Terrapin; 07-27-2004 at 10:16 AM.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 07-27-2004, 07:15 PM   #2
    reader1's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2003
    Posts: 314
    reader1 HB User
    Re: Tylenol & adult onset asthma risk

    I haven't heard of it, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. It's important to research thoroughly if you're concerned. Sometimes the info that comes out publicly about these types of studies is only part of the whole story.

    For instance, a study that came out last year indicated that folks who take antibiotics frequently have higher incidence of cancer. Well, folks who take antibiotics frequently are getting a lot of bacterial infections and are probably experiencing some type of problem with their immune systems. One can't assume from the study that antibiotics cause cancer. It may very well be that folks whose immune systems are prone to getting bacterial infections may also have immune systems that would be more likely to get cancer, but they just haven't done studies on that yet.

    It could very well be that folks who are going to wind up with adult asthma have some related condition that causes them to take a lot of tylenol (say,for sinus headaches). But without reading the full study, it's hard to say.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Questionable adult-onset asthma? Eric J Asthma 6 11-15-2009 03:07 PM
    Adult Asthma terrible Asthma 1 08-11-2008 09:17 AM
    Toxic Mould Exposure, My Family & Municipal Gov. Negligence bearsrfun Open to All Other Health Topics 0 12-06-2007 11:08 AM
    Does this s/l Neuropathy & Chronic Fatigue ? (Long) Sandilyn Neuropathy 5 04-15-2007 05:05 PM
    Post-surgery, still experiencing nasal congest., & difficulty breathing through mouth DJBucs2005 Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 2 11-07-2006 07:01 PM
    Asthma Notes for myself & others Solaray2 Asthma 1 07-11-2006 09:06 PM
    New member & just diagnosed with asthma... MelissaNC Asthma 2 04-05-2005 03:16 PM
    Adult onset allergies happy4health Allergies 7 03-01-2004 07:38 AM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:53 PM.

    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!