I can't entirely agree with that. For minor (and I do mean minor) cuts and abrasions, I have had far more success using the ointment than not. Especially in an area that constantly bends and flexes (like a knuckle), having a cut breaking open and exposing the wound over and over again, is not only irritating, it prolongs the healing period. I will always carry the ointment in my kit. However, as far as large wounds go, I agree with you.