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Where are your sinus cavities located?

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There are eight sinus cavities in total. They are paired, with one of each in the left and right side of the face.

  • Two sinus cavities are in your forehead.
  • Two are behind each cheekbone.
  • Two sinus cavities are within the bones between your eyes.
  • Two are behind each eye.

From: What Causes Sinus Problems? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Ford Albritton, MD, director, the Center for Sinus and Respiratory Disease at the Texas Institute, Dallas.

Jordan Josephson, MD, director, NY Nasal & Sinus Center; attending physician, Lennox Hill Hospital; author,  Sinus Relief Now.

Kidshealth.org: “When Sinuses Attack.”

National Institutes of Health: “Sinusitis.”

WebMD Medical Reference: “When a Cold Becomes a Sinus Infection.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Ford Albritton, MD, director, the Center for Sinus and Respiratory Disease at the Texas Institute, Dallas.

Jordan Josephson, MD, director, NY Nasal & Sinus Center; attending physician, Lennox Hill Hospital; author,  Sinus Relief Now.

Kidshealth.org: “When Sinuses Attack.”

National Institutes of Health: “Sinusitis.”

WebMD Medical Reference: “When a Cold Becomes a Sinus Infection.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 20, 2018

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