I always wondered why do herpes scabs seem to take so long to heal. Anyone know why? I remember last time I had a herpes outbreak, I actually cut my finger with a knife by accident and that cut was much worse than the cut/sore from herpes, yet it healed much quicker! Why is that? Also does anyone know how to speed up the healing of a scab? Any lotions, creams??? Or is it better to just keep it dry and leave it alone? Btw, I am referring to genital herpes.