I've been a little under the weather for the last couple of days and developed a helluva sinus infection which seemed to peak tonight. I couldn't breath out of my nose at all and my head felt like it weighed a hundred pounds....

I tried boiling a pot of water and stood there trying to breath in the steam with a towel over my head.....nothing. I tried the Vicks on my nose..... Nothing would work. The pharmacy was closed so I couldn't run over to grab some Sudafed. Needless to say I was at my wits end and was desperate to try anything.

I started googling sinus infections and that led me to natural remedies. Well I didn't have a neti pot or peppermint oil on hand but I did have Cayenne pepper. After reading up on a few stories of how sniffing a tiny bit of Cayenne pepper would definitely clear away any sinus infection, I thought I would give it a try.

Has anyone ever tried this? Let me tell you..I was extremely wary. I sprinkled the tiniest bit of Cayenne powder and then touched my finger lightly to it. Gave it a little sniff on only one nostril and then waited for something to happen. After about 3 seconds I started swearing and pressing my nose for the burn was unbelievable. It felt like that side of my nose was on fire! It lasted about 5 minutes but one thing I did notice finally after all the pain was that I was able to breathe out of that side. So....you know what happens next....

After about 20 minutes I was able to breath again from both sides. I had numb nostrils for about an hour but it was well worth the pain.

Hope this helps anyone in dire straights with a sinus infection.:))