Top Things Pharmacists Recommend for Headaches, Allergies, and More


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An annual report called the "Over-the-Counter Guide" lists the top products pharmacists recommend. Here are this year's top picks for 10 different ailments, or other things you might encounter . . .

1. Headaches . . . Tylenol. Yes, they recommend it over Advil.

2. For allergies . . . Claritin. And for kids, Children's Claritin.

3. The best sunscreen . . . Neutrogena.

4. The best thing for bug bites or bee stings . . . a product called After Bite.

5. For coughs . . . a cough suppressant called Delsym that comes in an orange box. And #1 for kids is Dimetapp.

6. If you get the flu . . . Theraflu.

7. The best multivitamins . . . Centrum.

8. The best pregnancy test . . . First Response.

9. The best over-the-counter option for acne . . . Differin Gel. 

10. The best hand sanitizer . . . Purell. 

(U.S. News)

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