I got a swab test on some ulcers that appeared 2 weeks ago, as soon as I noticed them I made an appointment. I got them swabbed for a specific type hsv and bacterial infection but the nurse suspected it was just irritation. I have chronic yeast infection (a non albicans strain) and I tried using gentian violet.
My concern is whether ulcers (very white) would produce a reliable test? Also I was taking acyclovir like 2 weeks before my test, it was 2 a day for around 10 days 400mg cause I had an oral hsv1 cold sore. Would that skew my test?