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Using paracetamol to treat fever or pain is no more likely than ibuprofen to exacerbate asthma in children with mild persistent asthma, a randomised trial has shown (in the New England Journal of Medicine).
Observational data have previously linked paracetamol and asthma symptoms to decreased lung function, so some doctors have recommended avoiding the drug in children with asthma. But data from randomised trials have been limited.
This week’s case study from BMJ Learning involves a 57 year old man who presents with a one year history of persistent halitosis. He is a heavy smoker and eats spiced foods only occasionally. He drinks one pint of beer per night. How would you advise him? And what would you do? To find out the answers, then click on the link to complete this module today.
Halitosis: a guide to diagnosis and management
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