Ingested Black Mold, please help!
I'm not really sure where I should put this since it is a really bizarre thing that has never happened to me. 3 days ago I was at a BBQ with some friends, we were deep frying chicken wings and onions. After the BBQ (literally maybe 10 min after it was over) I started to get a sore throat and could feel my throat constricting a bit. I just went to bed that night thinking it was allergies because I was around pollen a lot earlier that day. I woke up the next day with the sore throat still and had some aches and a cough. In addition my muscles were sore and I could hardly move my neck. I got progressively worse throughout the day and I ended up having a pretty nasty fever later in the day with all the symptoms described above. I figured I had maybe caught some kind of bug.
Last night I talked to one of my friends that was at the BBQ with me who said he had all the same symptoms, even the sore throat right after we ate. I then remembered that one of the onions contained black spots on it when I started peeling it. I just rinsed it off in the sink thinking it was just dirt, I did touch it with my hands as well, and never properly washed them with soap. I think this is what made me sick, and I've tried to research what I should do but haven't found anything. Apparently what was on the onion is black mold, which I had no idea even existed. I was feeling better last night before bed, but today it feels like my lungs have mucus in them and I have a cough now. Should I go to a doctor or should I just wait it off? Thanks for any input.