How do you cure this random tampon mishap!?

I put a tampon in my vagina while I was on my period. My period ended eariler then I thought so when I took it out it was completely dry. Now there's a lot of irritation on my vagina and its very red kinda inflamed but unsure. It gets very uncomfortable just sitting down its so itchy.!And I attempted to have sex(my sex life is very healthy 3-6 days a week) and it stung so bad. So what is wrong with me? It's been a few days and now I want it treated and gone??