Aww....poor Samson!!! I am glad you posted pics though . I love his face! Anyway, I use desitin. Just make sure it is SUPER dry and you only need a tiny bit. I actually sort of rub it in the direction of the hair and try to get it on the skin under the hair. I have found that though the hair will get tear stained, this protects the skin from the moisture and the skin underneath the stains looks nice and healthy. It will give the skin time to heal. Kind of like a diaper rash. lol. Lots of people use the powder but I have found if there is a LOT of moisture, the powder cakes up on me and the desitin doesn't. I do it once a day but you might want to do it twice until the skin starts to look better.