It supports my view of overuse of paracetamol for minor fevers (ie without pain or other therapeutic indication).
However I do think it would be worthwhile to research whether it is really the paracetamol that causes the higher incidence of asthma.
I think it very likely that the paracetamol-user group is also one of generally high intervention in minor illnesses and a tendency be over protective.
This group would be likely to be a high user of other OTC drugs and antibiotics.
I wonder if the 'over protectiveness' itself and/or the overuse of antibiotics are not just as important factors to cause the high rate of childhood asthma in this group.
Dr Lutz Umnus, Warrington.