Re: Backpacker or someone with kids help please
It sounds like you are talking about strep throat. You get little white pus pockets in your throat and it makes you feel pretty dang awful. Young kids with strep get dehydrated b/c it makes eating and swallowing a real booger! They can test for this easily with a swab. Did they swab her? It's a bacterial infection, not a viral infection and is pretty easily identified. Did anyone prescribe antibiotics?
Honestly, it doesn't sound likely to me that either of you infected her. if someone with an outbreak had even kissed her, it most likely wouldn't have infected her throat...especially JUST her throat. That really does sound more like strep.
They probably didn't say what type of virus b/c when it comes to kiddos you really just never know! Our pedi likes to call it "the local crud." It is usually just a bug that goes around town making kids and adults alike feel crummy for a few days and then it's gone. Also, ERs around here are notorious for misdiagnosing people b/c they have to make a fast diagnosis.
My two cents says it sounds like regular ole' kid illness and I wouldn't worry at all about it being herpes. Of course, i'm no doc, but tehre's my thoughts for what it's worth!
Mom to two HSV-1 survivors!