There is a black slimy mold that grows in my bathroom sink drain. It has been there for quite a long time. My grandmother who had health problems used to come visit us for several weeks at a time. She would sometimes have trouble with her bowels. At one time we had mushrooms growing in the carpet around the toilet. That has long been removed and the floor is now tiled. When it grows enough to cover the rubber bottom of the sink stopper I usually just wipe it with some toilet paper and throw it away or wipe it off with a washcloth and then hang it with the used bath towels to be washed later. In Feb. of this year, 2014, I acquired a small cough. I didn’t pay much attention to it, but it wouldn’t go away. It got a little worse as spring pollen began to fall. The beginning of June it really took off. I am constantly wheezing, coughing and it is hard to get a good breath. I have been to two doctors. I have has two rounds of Z-pack antibiotics, the first round with a steroid. Each time I felt better for a few days then it all came back. The second doctor took chest x-rays. Saw nothing, maybe a spot of pneumonia so gave me a stronger antibiotic. Took this for seven days, felt wonderful by the third day. Took the last pill three days ago and it is back in full force. So, I am wondering if the sink mold could be the cause of this since I have had enough antibiotics to kill about anything else. HELP! I want to breath freely again.
Can the mold in my bathroom sink be causing my asthma like symptoms?