Well, today I took my 4 year old to the doctor for a possible sinus infection. The doctor proceeded to explain to me how that it is a fact that children don’t even develope sinuses until after the age of five. Well, I was supprised to hear that since my son was just on an antibiotic for a sinus infection last month. Someone was wrong here and I was pretty sure this doctor was the wrong one.
I went home and, like any good retired journalist, is googled it. I guess The Boston Hospital for Children and the Mayo Clinic and the American Accademy of Pediatrics are all mistaken because they disagree with this doctor.
Apparently two of the four sinus cavities are present at birth and open. The third is there but full of bone marrow and the fourth doesn’t start developing until around age ten. Some people never get the last one (the one in your forehead). The one full of marrow actually starts to clean around are two or so but isn’t detectable until around age six.
Like I always say, “As parents, it is our responsibility to be well informed.”