At my house we call Lucas Papaw Ointment “Ms. Jerry’s cream.” When I was visiting my grandmother overseas, my daughter got a small scratch. Ms. Jerry, who cares for my grandmother, rushed over with a little red tube of cream I had never seen before. She insisted we keep the tube so we could apply it until the scratch healed. Within a few days, the scratch had completely disappeared.
Since then, I’ve used this ointment for small scratches and scrapes, cracked and dry skin, and ragged cuticles. Online commenters have found countless other topical uses.
Perhaps it’s my imagination, but it seems to work better than other creams for minor scratches and scrapes. My daughter recently face-planted on the playground and immediately asked if we could apply Ms. Jerry’s cream to her scratched-up nose and lips.
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