My son has always had mild-ish seasonal allergies, but this season is pretty horrible. Coughing that wakes him every night (and then he's up for at least 3 hours, so it's pretty disruptive to his whole day), and extremely itchy eyes, so much so that his rubbing broke the skin.
Last spring/summer/fall our ped wanted him on Claritin - I didn't like its effect on his personality - hard to pinpoint, but seemed to make him more on edge, less himself? So she suggested Zyrtec, which seemed slightly better. But I really don't love having him on any of that stuff. We've been using Hyland's Complete Allergy 4 Kids (homeopathic), which seemed to help a lot, but in the last week or so hasn't been enough. So I've tried the Zyrtec again, but that's not enough either.
I'm open to all suggestions, homeopathic, OTC, anything, that will ease the discomfort and not alter his personality. If it makes a difference, major allergens here right now are oak, maple, and poplar, according to pollen.com.
X-posted in Childhood Years.