Thank you. I know, unbelievable but people don't care about how it looks, he just doesn't want to hurt or injure me. I dont have hard crusty flakes. I've been moisturizing for a few months now, so my build up is not huge and crusty but I do still get buildup without moisturizing. Most people can't tell I have an issue but it is there. It peels even when I try to leave on the build up. I don't intentionally peel either but my flakes do fall off sometimes eating, drinking because if the moisture. . Maybe having a boyfriend slows healing, I don't know. Kissing may not be the wisest thing to help inflammation, But to be loved and supported when you have this thing is awesome. He hasn't caught anything from me either.