Glynnla and welcome to the General Healthboards!
I am sorry it hurts, my sympathies, I hope the needed comfort, support and relief is found soon. I would be trying a warm water douche with equipment that is always clean, gently done to see if relief is obtained that way. I would do this once a day for at least 10 days and a few days past all discomfort. I would not use vinegar or yogurt that some people use. I would avoid any sexual relations until more comfortable. Of course everyone makes their own health care decisions. I would be interested in knowing how things go if desired.