Irritants stimulate sensory nerve fibers in skin that transmit the sensation of itch to your brain.
TriCalm interferes with transmission of nerve signals, reducing the sensation of itchy skin.
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.
Dedicated to Solving Itch
The people behind TriCalm believe in solving itch. We believe that the understanding of itch related conditions and their consequences has evolved, but established science has not changed to meet the needs of sufferers.
TriCalm exists because the right people with the right passion are doing the right thing: using innovative science to develop products that provide superior itch relief.
TriCalm is unwavering in its fight against itch and its quest to develop more effective products. TriCalm’s commitment is evidenced in the quality of the products we produce, as well as the Itch Free Guarantee® that backs every TriCalm product.
Why Steroid Free?
Hydrocortisone is an anti-inflammatory agent that shrinks swollen and irritated tissue through constriction of blood vessels. As with any steroid, long-term use of topical hydrocortisone 1% may result in unwanted side effects such as:
— Thinning, bruising and tearing of the skin
— Stretch marks
— Enlarged blood vessels
— Susceptibility to skin infections
— Development of allergy to the topical steroid treatment
— This is why over-the-counter steroid hydrocortisone 1% carries a warning that it should not be used more than 7 days at a time without consulting a doctor.
TriCalm products deliver effective itch relief without the unwanted side effects of steroids and they are safe to use as often as needed.
What are topical steroids?
Topical corticosteroids have been used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and atopic dermatitis for more than 50 years. As anti-inflammatories, they reduce redness and swelling, suppress the immune system and constrict blood vessels in the skin. Topical steroids are divided into seven groups based on their potency levels, ranging from Group I (most potent) to Group VII (least potent).
About hydrocortisone 1%
A common Group VII corticosteroid is hydrocortisone. It is chemically similar to cortisol, which is a hormone produced by your body. Though it comes in different strengths, hydrocortisone 1% is widely available over the counter.
Benefits of going steroid free
Steroid-free topical treatments such as TriCalm deliver effective itch relief without the unwanted side effects of steroids and they are safe to use as often as needed. In fact, TriCalm hydrogel is clinically shown to significantly reduce itch intensity and duration, without the use of steroids. Learn more about steroid use.