Tricalm Anti-Itch Steroid Free Hydrogel Review

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Tricalm Anti-Itch Steroid Free Hydrogel

Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: It has Mrs. GolfBlogger’s seal of approval.

I’m actually quite the outdoorsman. In addition to golf, I also spend a lot of time camping and hiking with the Boy Scouts, and taking power walks for exercise and fresh air. And on those outdoor excursions, I’m exposed to a lot of biting bugs. Weirdly, I don’t get bitten. Or at least, I don’t react to the bites. I rarely even wear bug spray.

Mrs. GolfBlogger, on the other hand, is a bug magnet. She is constantly being bitten, and even sprays don’t help. So I turned to her to test this product.

The usual remedy for the bites for Mrs. GolfBlogger has been either a benadryl or hydrocortisone cream. She reports that the Tricalm works better than either, offering nearly instant itch relief when applied.

It also has the added benefit of not containing any steroids.

Tricalm claims that it is three times as effective as hydrocortisone 1% at relieving itches. Here’s what TriCalm says:

How Does TriCalm Work?

Your skin has two types of itch nerve receptors, A-Delta nerves that produce the sharp, pricking pain of a needle and type C nerves that cause itching, burning, stinging sensations and inflammation. Irritants such as chemicals, allergens or insect bites easily activate type C nerves. When TriCalm is applied, the formulation penetrates the affected area and reduces the sensitivity of type C nerves, thus reducing the itching, burning and stinging sensations from causes like insect bites, poison ivy, oak or sumac, rashes from soaps, detergents, cosmetics and jewelry, and dry winter skin or other conditions where dry, itchy skin is a symptom. TriCalm does not numb the skin, and unlike steroids and topical antihistamines, TriCalm is safe to use as often as needed.

* Reduction of total itch perceived vs. hydrocortisone 1% in a cowhage-induced itch model. Data on file.

Recommended by Mrs. Golfblogger. And that’s enough for me.

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