You're gonna laugh at this one but it works!!
Preperation H...Prep H is made to stop the swelling and itching of hemeroids, but(no pun intended) it is also great for a number of other things as well.
Reduses swelling ....
and heals wounds quickly
Try it...you wont be sorry that you did.
Being a hockey player I had my fair share of stitches, an old hockey coach told me about this a long time ago.