Pediatrics

Below are categories of health products that treat a number of ailments typical for kids—from diaper rash to a nasty cough. Click on a product category link to see which products pharmacists recommend most often. Learn more about our Top Recommended Health Products.

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Children's Allergy

Does your little one have a runny nose and watery eyes? Is she breathing through her mouth and having sneezing fits? If the symptoms are due to allergies, check with a healthcare professional, who may recommend one of the products below, which are specially formulated to relieve children's allergy symptoms. For grown-ups, see oral antihistamines.

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Children's Homeopathic Cough Products

Homeopathic products, like the children's cough treatments below, usually contain a small amount of a plant- or mineral-derived active ingredient. Whether going the homeopathic route or not, make sure to check with a healthcare professional before giving your child cough medicine. Also see children's cough and cold combinations and children's sore throat products. For Mom and Dad, see (adult) cough suppressants and (adult) homeopathic cough products.

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Diaper Rash Products

Ouch! Diaper rash is a common infant problem and can make a baby's skin chafe, flake, and become sensitive. Applying one of the products below directly to the baby's bottom helps to prevent friction between skin and diaper and to provide a moisture barrier, allowing the rash to heal more quickly. The best preventive is to keep the area clean and dry. Other items for babies include infant formulas and teething products.

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Teething Products

Is your baby gnawing on toys and biting at his fingers? He may be teething—an exciting step in development, but one that's sometimes painful, too, as his first teeth are emerging. Check with your pediatrician to see if she advises teething products, usually in gel or tablet form, which may relieve oral discomfort. Or, try giving your baby a chilled wash cloth to chew on. Also see homeopathic teething products.

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