I cut my finger accidentally a couple days ago. Not too deep, but it was painful for a few seconds, and there was some bleeding. I debrided it with hydrogen peroxide 3% solution, and then applied a "liquid bandage" that dried and stopped the bleeding in less than a minute. Finally, I put a band-aid on top of it to protect the wound from being disturbed or reopened accidentally.
Тoday I removed the band-aid, and the "liquid bandage" easily came off itself. The wound looks good: clean, dry, no bleeding, with only slight redness around it. It feels like it is healing okay. The problem is it got very itchy a few hours ago, and it is not easy to ignore.
What would be the best (fastest and safest) way to stop the itching of a healing wound (in particular, a cut)?
Usually, when I have an itch, an over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream is a very good and fast remedy. But I'm not sure if it is safe or wise to put it on an itchy healing wound. Is it? What are other ways to help?