Intro
Ointment
Bathing
Bathing
FAQ
FAQ
Mixing
FAQ

Materials for the Orliderm Method

A key to successful treatment is using the right materials.

First, we present kits which list the right materials for treating a child with mild disease (limited areas) or extensive disease (many areas).

Second, we describe the individual items you will need.

The links to Amazon allow you to buy the items either as kits or individually.  You pay no more and we earn a small commission that helps to support this website.

Limited Areas Kit


For limited areas (just folds of elbows and knees, or cheeks, or ankles), you will need 4 oz. (two containers) of Orliderm ointment for two weeks. You can use this Starter Kit:

  • two 2-oz. tubes of hydrocortisone ointment
  • one 8-oz. container of Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Pump Bottle
  • one tube of Aquaphor ointment
  • one packet of applicator sticks
  • one pack of sterile specimen cups
Buy from Amazon

Many Areas Kit


For many areas (large areas of arms, legs, feet, chest, back, face, neck), you will need 8 oz. (four containers) of Orliderm ointment for two weeks. You can use this Starter Kit:

  • four 2-oz. tubes of hydrocortisone ointment
  • one 8-oz. container of Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Pump Bottle
  • one tube of Aquaphor ointment
  • one packet of applicator sticks
  • one pack of sterile specimen cups
Buy from Amazon

1. Hydrocortisone ointment


2-oz tube of 1% hydrocortisone ointment

All hydrocortisones are not the same.  Ointment works.  Hydrocortisone cream does not work.

Buy from Amazon

2. Purell® Hand Sanitizer gel

Purell® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe, 8 oz. Pump Bottle

This kind of Purell gel works well.  Other hand sanitizer gels have different ingredients.  We have not tested them and they may not work.

You will need the pump bottle so that you can count the squirts when making the ointment.

Buy from Amazon

3. Aquaphor® ointment

Aquaphor® ointment

You will need Aquaphor for the first two days of treatment.

Buy from Amazon

4. Mixing tool

Applicator Stick

We tested many electric blenders and they all failed. The simple applicator stick works the best.

Buy from Amazon

5. Sterile specimen cup

3-oz Sterile Specimen Cup

This is a sterile container for mixing and storing Orliderm ointment.

Buy from Amazon