Growing up in the Akron area, I used Pinxav (a northeastern Ohio creation available in many drugstores there) on everything. It was a running family joke that regardless of the problem--rash, cut, whatever--the solution was Pinxav.

For whatever reason, I forgot about it. Then, my baby was born, and after trying another product for diaper rash, my mom asked why I wasn't using Pinxav. So I did, and his rash cleared up within hours. I've started using it again on other things, too--small cuts, etc., for the rest of the family--and I'm in awe of how great this stuff works.

The all-natural ointment can also be used for bug bites, heat rashes, sunburns, poison ivy and to manage chafing from athletic activities. Find it at Discount Drug Mart for $5.79.

--Kristy Eckert