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6 Things to Know About Sinuses

You know sinuses are in your head, but have you ever wondered exactly what they are? Here are some things to know about sinuses. 

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6 Things to Know About Sinuses

Forehead

Ears

Cheeks

Nose

With sinuses all around your head, it’s important to know what they’re all about and how they cause congestion.

They’re a good kind of cavity

Sinuses are pockets in the skull and facial bones. Thanks to their hollow nature, we’ve got a little less weight on our shoulders. NICE!

They keep things damp

Sinuses are lined with a layer of mucus that helps moisten the air we breathe in

They bring on the pressure

When allergies cause mucus membranes to swell, the inflammation can block the openings to your sinuses. This makes it hard for the sinuses to drain and can make your head feel full of pressure.

They make you loud and clear

When they’re healthy and clear, sinuses are empty spaces, giving your voice more resonance. When filled with mucus, they can make your voice more muddled.

That’s snot all

Sinuses help trap the bad stuff we breathe in, like dust and germs. Then, that bad stuff drains into the nasal passage, and BAM! You’ve got snot.