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Vaginal/perineum tear with pus

I have a vaginal/perineum fissure that is leaking pus. I went to the doctor yesterday and she tested it for herpes and bacterial infection. I think its bacterial because of the pus, I shaved and nic myself, and I wiped too hard. She gave me an antiviral as a precaution and I don't think it is helping. She said that it would even if it is not viral. I have to wait 5 days for my results. It burns when urine touches it and I'm kinda itchy. What can I do for relief right now?
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Why would she have said it would help even if it's not viral?  Viral and bacterial infections are very different in nature with very different factors working between antibiotics and antivirals.  Basic microbiology right there.  Time to consider a different doctor.

All I can suggest is being careful around it and try to angle if you can when using the restroom to avoid hitting it.  Keep the area clean, and try wearing some loose (comfortably so), breathable underwear such as those made out of cotton and avoid thongs.
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I actually won't know if it is viral or bacterial until the results come back. My usual doctor is on vacation. I've read that anytime you are seen for a sore on the genitals, you would be given antiviral medications as a precaution. It doesn't look like herpes to me. Just an ugly infection. There was nothing rash like or bumps that bursts. Just a straight line tear. I've had one before but gone in 2-3 days.
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