are at their worst right now with all the pollen and people cutting grass for the first time, etc. I want him to cut ours but am not forcing the issue until I can find something OTC that is effective. I need one that is also a decongestant and had to go OTC after I could no longer afford to go back to dr and pay for it without medication insurance. So, the same pharmacist who knows I've had a rx for allegra-d for many years recommended an OTC substitute for me and it's working pretty well. She said it was safe to try on difficult child- which I wanted to point out to her since they log in how much you buy and how often thesde days. Anyway, he can't stand the decongestant type because he says he already sneezes enough without it- he'd always been rx'd the type (zyretc- now an OTC) without it but I think it was contributed to activation and behavior issues. However, I tried a different OTC besides the deconggestant type or zyrtec this morning- a 24 hr one, supposedly. He's had them act up horribly since late afternoon. I suppose making him wash the car didn't help but I thought the water would keep the pollen from flying around- I guess I was wrong. Anyway- question 1- do you think I really need to wait 24 hours before giving him something else? and 2) should I venture out and be brave enough to try the zyrtec (I have some here) knowing it works best for him, but coincidentally or not, happens to be a medication he's on when the worst happens usually?