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What are sinuses and how do we treat if infected?

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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Sinuses are: open chambers in the cheeks forehead and the center of the skull. They make the skull lighter and more resonant for speech. If they become infected they usually require antibiotics as the infection especially in the forehead sinuses and the sinus in the center of the skull may be very serious
Answered on Aug 15, 2015
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