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DS2 (15) takes ceritazine in the morning and has eye drops on prescription. He tried loratadine but got better results with ceritazine. No problems with either but when the pollen is high they don't relieve the symptoms.
I said teenagers as ds1is a teen but ut applies to all. He takes the loratadine in the morning but had very watery eyes and runny noae this morning and he had an exam. I wondered if perhaps he should have taken it at night as it didnt help him this morning. I have some ceterizine i might give him those tomorrow and see how he gets on
We think cut grass is one of DSes triggers. It only starts when the first grass cut of the year on the public areas happens. He is supposed to have PE today but the lesson is outside so i have asked for him to be excused
My 19 year old DS has had severe hayfever since he was a toddler.
What works (fairly well) for him is:
Zirtek tablet (or similar) once a day. Eye drops - a prescription one, but can't remember the name. I'll post later if I think of it. OTC ones just don't work for him. Alomide nasal spray taken twice a day (similar to Beconase, but works better for him). Piriton tablet taken in the evening if he's really suffering. Also has an inhaler because the pollen affects his airways. Luckily, he only needs that for a couple of months a year.
He's well trained with the eye drops now & can do them himself, but as a small child it was a nightmare to get them in - we had to resort to bribery. I was still doing it for him as a young teen.
Tell your 15 year old that although eye drops sting a bit at first, it soon settles down, & with regular use it doesn't sting when you put them in. Also, with regular use the symptoms should reduce.