The poll found that use of the cough and cool medicines in children age four and under didn’t differ by mother or father gender, competition/ethnicity or by home income. Products like these may work for adults, and parents think it might help their children as well. But what’s best for adults is not always good for kids, says Davis. Davis says parents have to be vigilant about reading the directions and should always call their pediatrician or health care provider about questions regarding over-the-counter medications.District Courtroom for the District of Columbia searching for relief from sweeping new rules that may otherwise take effect September 23rd. The rule threatens to end refill reminder applications that serve millions of Americans with chronic illnesses, including many elderly patients. The suit costs the federal government with wanting to restrain speech shielded by the First Amendment. For years, HHS recognized the well-documented value of such treatment communications and the national authorities encouraged their use. Then, HHS' Office of Civil Privileges changed the guidelines on refill reminder applications as part of regulations implementing the 2009 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Action, or HITECH.