If you suffer from sinus pain, be it chronic or seasonal, you know what a drag it can be. And you’ve probably tried just about every known remedy: nasal sprays, neti pots, allergy meds and all the rest.
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The ClearUP went on sale just about a year ago, following a CES 2019 launch. Like Sarah Mitroff, who, I wasn’t able to test the device myself, simply because I haven’t experienced the symptoms. (And I count myself extremely lucky, because usually allergies drive me insane.)
The gizmo looks kind of like a nasal spray bottle, but with a little rounded metal tip you simply rub on your face. A microcurrent stimulates the nerves under the skin, with the promise of reducing swelling, opening airways and relieving pain. (That said, Tivic doesn’t specifically promise relief from congestion; this device is meant to help with sinus pain.)
If you check, you’ll note that they’re a little mixed, averaging around 3.7 stars out of 5. However, the reviews on Tivic’s own site (which are collected via a third-party service, Verified Reviews) are much better, averaging 4.3 stars.
My take: There’s a chance this won’t work for you, but there’s also a chance it will — and without the costs, hassles and side effects of the other aforementioned remedies. Tivic offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so there’s really nothing to lose by trying it.
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