My 15 year old son carried an inhaler with him everywhere. Living in the country during planting season was especially miserable. We tried every over the counter medication but nothing seemed to work. Within 3 months of taking allergy drops he could stay outside for longer than 10 minutes without his eyes swelling up. It almost made me cry knowing how much he had suffered when one day,  he said to me – Mom imagine what it will be like next year, I’ll be able to stay outside and shoot hoops and hang out all day if I want, won’t that be AWESOME!