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Need Help With Lung Health!

Hi, im 26 years old and about 3 months ago i got a nasty cold that was pretty much nasal congestion and severe coughing. i didnt take anything for it or go see a doctor, i just kinda shrugged it off and it passed except for the coughing which was still severe for awhile but lessened each month and i eventually just forgot about it and dealt with it. well as i was driving to work last week i heard something about chronic coughs = lung cancer. and i got terrified. my cough currently isn't bad at all, its just a random dry cough here and there, i'd say i do it once or twice a day. in my fear i booked an appointment with my family physician and went that day. he listened to my lungs and said my breathing was ok then looked in my throat and said " oh yeah we have some drainage back there thats probably whats causing it " after that he pressed on my sinus areas to check for discomfort. there was none and then he didnt really diagnose me with anything he just wrote me a prescription for Clarithromycin ER and i have just taken my 6th out of 20 pills. so far i dont really feel any effects i had a couple of brief coughing fits earlier today.

Am i being over worried? what does this sound like to you? any advice or reassurance is ok. my family thinks im being over paranoid.

Edit: i forgot to mention i am a non smoker. i occasionally run into second hand smoke but i try to stay away from it. its a wide area and easy to avoid.
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replied September 29th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These symptoms are consistent with lower respiratory tract infection. Cough is due to irritation of airway. Just complete your course of antibiotics. I would like to add antihistamine as well.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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replied May 15th, 2019
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I will suggest you two things, firstly you go to your family doctor for a proper check up with medical and here are some ways to keep your lungs healthy :

1. Exercise to breathe harder
2. Avoid exposure to pollutants
3. Prevent infections
4. Breathe deeply.
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