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undeveloped sinuses

I recently had an X-ray done on my sinuses and discovered that I have no sinuses above my eyes.  I didn't really ask my doctor if this was a problem, thinking he would tell me if there was.  Can this affect me as I get older and is this why I have so many problems with my sinuses now.  Also is this hereditary?  Will my children have this problem as well?  I have a five year old and she already has problems with her sinuses and ear infections.
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Not having sinuses above your eyes that are called frontal sinuses is NOT a problem.  Sinus development has been an evolutionary finding that probably initially allowed prehistoric man to keep his head up and lighter to "carry" and move about.  The sinuses do not really do much positive for us now.  It may also not occur in your children.
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