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Sinus troubles? Save $34 on the medication-free Tivic ClearUP device (Update: Expired)

If you're tired of drugs, sprays, flushes and other traditional sinus-relief treatments, try this high-tech option.

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CNET's Sharon Profis tries the Tivic ClearUP. Verdict? She "felt her sinuses drain immediately after using it." Your mileage may vary.

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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.

Ready to try some tech? For a limited time, Cheapskate readers can get the Tivic ClearUP sinus-pain relief device for $115 with promo code tvcnet15. That's $34 off the regular price, and it includes free shipping.

The ClearUP went on sale just about a year ago, following a CES 2019 launch. Like Sarah Mitroff, who wrote about the device last fall, 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 the ClearUP reviews from Amazon customers, 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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