You have not clarified if she was known to be susceptible or not- This is a standard pre-natal blood test for rubella antibodies- and if she had pre-existing antibodies, she would not get rubella now.
I am not 100% convinced that you have rubella either- although it is possible.
Other possibilities include a variety of viruses- including parvovirus, measles, coxsackie virus, hand foot and mouth disease, HHV-6, enterovirus, as well as scarlet fever. Other possibilities, less likely would be a ricketssial disease, an allergy or less likely menigococcal disease.
The likelihood is you both got a similar viral illness- and likely picked it up from one of the kids you were around- Kids are common sources for these viral illnesses.
The likelihood as well is this will just run its course alone and resolve without specific management. The antihistamine is fine for the eye symptoms.
I cannot of course give you a specific diagnosis online. And in fact most doctors would be hard pressed to confidently tell you the diagnosis- The doctor who diagnosed you without a blood test, was making an educated guess.. but I would suspect there is a better than average chance he is incorrect and you have a different self limiting viral illness. In most people making a precise diagnosis is not critical, because like most viruses we do not prescribe anything more than rest and an anti-fever med as needed ( paracetamol).
In your wife's case it would be important to make a diagnosis only if she can possibly be pregnant now- If not, I would continue supportive care and see a doctor if she is not improving.
Always ask if you need clarification/more information.
If I have answered your question, please click the ACCEPT button so I can get credit for my work.
POSITIVE feedback & a BONUS are warmly appreciated.
Please note that answers are for information only, do not take the place of an assessment by your doctor,
and does not establish a patient-physician relationship.