You should definitely talk to your ped so they make sure everything else is okay, but honestly allergies are pretty easy to deal with. The pollen count is just going crazy over here so DS is taking children's Zyrtec, too. Our ped recommended Zyrtec over Claritin or Allegra as a good place to start. And when the allergy season starts winding down, we'll stop taking the meds to see if he still need it or not (no sense in taking something he doesn't need anymore).
BTW, I was also talking to our ped about how the allergy and GI research is starting to converge... they are starting to believe that boosting our GI's immune functions (by taking probiotics) can help reduce the impact of stuff like seasonal allergies. We're also taking daily probiotics and I've noticed that my allergies are WAY less severe than they usually are around this time of the year.
at 11:42 AM on May. 10, 2011