Hi, I can't be sure what the answer is but I can tell you as someone with bad asthma that when I was prescribed symbicort for my long term inhaler I cleared up that very 1st day. So I do think it is possible for the treatment to stop the cough right away. I have albuterol for my rescue inhaler but don't use it very often. Albuterol is not good to use every day unless your dr. has prescribed it. And your son is so young. Albuterol is used for a rescue inhaler when one has an asthma attack and cannot breathe. It can be hard on the heart and that is why most lung specialists will prescribe a long term inhaler for daily use and the albuterol for a sudden attack. Hope this has helped you some.
Hi Denise, I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. I know with the season and all the pollen and mold that you will have some symptoms. I am glad you can breathe well as that can be so uncomfortable, scary sometimes. I still do cough up some mucous and I do have occasional hoarseness. But the hoarsness usually occurs when I use my albuterol so I am trying to stay away from having to use it. And I am taking zyrtec which really helps me. My dr. gave me some singulair samples and I took some of it but all it did was give me a stomach ache. I think it takes a while to build up but I imagine even with a copay it is more than zyrtec and if zyrtec works for me then that is what I will take. Take good care of yourself.