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There are some little holes in some little bones around  your nose. When these get infected on both sides, you have bilateral ethmoid sinusitis.

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It means inside our skull there are bony air cavities which are known as sinuses and there function is to decrease the relative weight of skull, humidifying inhaled air etc. Ethmoidal sinus is found beneath the middle of skull behind the nasal cavities and the orbits. These sinuses are lined with mucus secreting cells and drain inside the back of the nose or throat. Sometimes these lining cells get inflamed either because of allergies or infection. The outlets get clogged and the secretions build up leading to sinus pressure. The inflammation is called sinusitis which may either be acute or chronic and bilateral meaning both sinuses of the pair are affected. It usually takes 10 days for acute sinusitis and can be treated with the help of nasal decongestants and antibiotics but chronic sinusitis needs medical attention. It is better to consult an ent specialist for further treatment. Hope this helps.

Sinuses are bony air pockets found within the skull. It functions mainly to lighten the weight of the skull itsell. There different types named for the particular area of the skull where they are located and are found in pairs on the left and right side of the skull. Frontal sinuses are foound on the forehead, maxillary in the cheekbones, ethmoids are found deeper in the middle of the skull behind the nose/eye sockets. These sinuses are lined with mucus secreting cells and drain inside the back of the nose or throat. Sometimes these lining cells get inlfammed either because of allergies or infection. The outlets get clogged and the secretions build up leading to sinus pressure. The inflammation is called sinusitis which may either be acute or chronic; bilateral meaning both sinuses of the pair are affected.Acute sinusitis is usually treated by at least 2 weeks of antibniotics if necessary and decongestants with pain relievers. Chronic sinusitis is harder to treat and sometimes needs surgical intervention called sinus stripping done by ENT specialists

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It is the infection and inflammation of the ethmoid sinus cavities that are located behind your nose and between your eyes.  When allergies flare sometimes the inflammation in your sinuses swell so much they clog the openings which drain out the fluid and become infected.  Sinusitis is a serious condition because there is so little material which separates the infection and your brain and if you get an infection in your brain, about the only way to treat it is to open your skull to treat it.  Better to control your allergy symptoms and exposure than resort to major surgery.

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