Everybody gets a cut or a skin abrasion now and then. Having a soothing cream or ointment on hand is usually enough to treat minor skin wounds. There are numerous products available, all made with different ingredients. And all are also great for healing more sizable cuts that don’t require stitches.

Zinc Ointment

Zinc ointment is an old-time favorite for cuts, abrasions, skin irritations and diaper rash, according to Drugs.com. Zinc ointment is available in tubes--as a plain, unscented ointment--or mixed in diaper rash creams and other First-Aid creams 3.

Antibiotic Ointments

Familydoctor.org recommends using an antibiotic cream or ointment for treating cuts and abrasions. Try Neosporin, Polysporin or Ultra Mide, all available in grocery and drug stores. These ointments are said to protect against bacteria invading a wound. They also help to reduce scarring.

Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E oil applied directly on a cut aids healing and helps to prevent scarring, says EarthClinic.org. Just prick the tip of the tube with a pin and squeeze to apply.

A&D Ointment

Another favorite treatment that soothes and heals minor skin irritations and cuts is A&D ointment. A&D ointment contains vitamins.

Cortisone Ointment

Cortisone ointments help reduce inflammation, protect against infection and heal most skin abrasions, cuts and irritations. Cortisone ointment comes in different strengths. A prescription is required for higher potencies.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel is an excellent remedy, reports EarthClinic.com. It is used for healing skin problems and is cool and soothing. It can be used on burns and sunburns, as well as open wounds. Buy aloe vera gel at health food stores in bottles or, if you have an aloe vera plant, just break off a piece of the fleshy leaf and give it a little squeeze.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

Aquaphor Healing Ointment protects the skin and enhances the natural healing process. It is great for cracked, dry or chafed skin, minor cuts and burns, sensitive skin and skin irritations from laser treatments and radiation therapy.

Good Samaritan Healing Ointment

Good Samaritan Healing Ointment’s active ingredients are blended into a soothing lanolin base that protects skin and promotes healing. This salve includes among its active ingredients: zinc oxide to soothe broken skin and oxyquinoline sulfate to prevent infection.

Thiosinaminum Ointment

Thiosinaminum is a long name for a remarkable product. Thiosinaminum is a homeopathic remedy and also an ointment that heals scar tissue. It works on old and new scars and over time will completely eradicate them. It's recommended and reviewed by MotherNature.com and available at Washington Homeopathic Products, online.