HI, contacting herpes from sharing a water bottle would be a risk for young children whose immune systems are not yet strong but for adults it really nothing to be overly concerned about, and if they did not have any lip sores at the time, your risk would be as close to zero as one could get.
What you describe is not any real risk for contacting oral hsv. Also your symptoms are not hsv related but would appear more of a strep throat or other flu type germ.
you really should see a doctor and have your throat swabbed but as for herpes any outbreak would be on your lip, not in the back of your throat.
Also since upward of 65% of the adult population would test positive for hsv1 oral, there a big chance you already have it from childhood.
Sorry I forgot to mention also that I have 3 big ulcers inside my mouth, on the right and left cheek from inside, and one under my tongue but none on the vermilion border of lips or outside. I also forget to mention that I kissed that friend not just shared a bottle of water!
Would this make herpes pharyngitis primary infection more likely then other viral causes? especially that I am taking azithromycin 500mg for 3 days and their was no exudates or pus at all during the whole course!
Again, if she did not have any lip sores at the time your risk that you contacted herpes from this one time affair would be close to zero. Getting herpes sores inside the mouth would be more of a risk if you gave a male oral sex or were having a recurrent outbreak from an established oral infection. First time outbreaks from a recent infection from kissing would more be on you lips from point of contact.
I have the read the following on Medscape what do you think about it?
Acute herpetic pharyngotonsillitis
In adults, oropharyngeal HSV-1 infection causes pharyngitis and tonsillitis more often than gingivostomatitis.
Fever, malaise, headache, and sore throat are presenting features.
The vesicles rupture to form ulcerative lesions with grayish exudates on the tonsils and the posterior pharynx.
Associated oral and labial lesions occur in fewer than 10% of patients.
your really taking this in the wrong direction. If you contacted oral hsv from sharing the water bottle, it would be on you lips not inside. The herpes virus is not floating in the water but is passed by direct lip rubbing contact. Herpes has to be forced into nerve. Your article has nothing to do with you but those that either just contracted it from giving oral sex, esp to a male who had herpes sores on this shaft or a recurrent outbreak from someone who has an established oral infection.
That is great to hear then :D !!!!
Sorry to insist that it was herpes but i was really desperate! So this might be as you said something viral such the enteroviruses Coxsackie A or B or other :D ???
So i forget totally about Acyclovir?
And thank you so much for turning my attention to this point!
Acyclovir is for folks that have herpes. I would suggest having your throat swabbed to confirm what it is. And if your sexually active have a blood test to confirm your herpes status.