Benadryl Children's Allergy Relief is for more than just allergies. I give this to my kids when they have really bad colds as well. I think it helps with stuffy noses, coughing, itchy throats, and congestion better than other over the counter stuff and our pediatrician approved this for them before they turned 5. Most medicines have age restrictions of 5/6 and up. My daughter has allergies mainly in the springtime and this stuff always makes her itchy swollen eyes and runny nose better. She also is allergic to dogs and gets nasty hives when she gets around one, one teaspoon of this stuff and an hour later she is completely hive free. Supposedly this stuff makes your kids sleepy, mine must have missed that memo! It does not seem to affect them in that area, if anything makes them a lot more hyper. Overall I really like Benadryl Children's Allergy Relief and will continue to buy it until my kids are no longer little kids.