The Complete FSA Eligibility List

Here it is — the most-comprehensive eligibility list available on the web. From A to Z, items and services deemed eligible for tax-free spending with your Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) and more will be here, complete with details and requirements. Important Reminder: FSAs, HRAs and other account types listed may not all be the same. Be sure to check with your administrator to confirm if something is eligible before making a purchase.

Here it is — the most-comprehensive eligibility list available on the web. From A to Z, items and services deemed eligible for tax-free spending with your Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) and more will be here, complete with details and requirements. Important Reminder: FSAs, HRAs and other account types listed may not all be the same. Be sure to check with your administrator to confirm if something is eligible before making a purchase.

Teething Pain Reliever: FSA Eligibility

Teething Pain Reliever: eligible with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A teething pain reliever is eligible for reimbursement with a flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), a limited-purpose flexible spending account (LPFSA), or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). A teething pain reliever is not eligible with a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA).

FSA Eligible Children's Pain Relief

What is a teething pain reliever?

Teething pain relievers are Over-the-Counter (OTC) medical products designed to relieve the pain of teething in infants. Teething pain relievers use local anesthetics such as benzocaine to numb the tissues of the mouth and gum which normally become quite painful as an infant's teeth grow through their gums and penetrate the flesh in order to protrude into a health infant's smile. Teething pain is common and is experienced by every infant, and can be relieved by parents in a variety of ways, from gentle rubbing of the gums to pain relievers from the drug store (Mayo Clinic).

A common type of teething pain reliever uses benzocaine dispensed by individual swabs. Individualized swabs are more useful when applying a teething pain reliever because of the necessity of using sterile applicators and the difficulty of repeatedly sterilizing an applicator.

Methemoglobinemia is a possible side effect of the overuse of teething pain relievers containing benzocaine. That condition results in a drastically lowered amount of oxygen flowing in the blood, and it can be fatal. Parents who choose to relieve their infant's teething pain with benzocaine products should be aware of this possibility.