Balance Problems

Frequently Asked Questions

10. How can I prevent infections that cause balance problems?

An ear infection called otitis media can cause balance problems. Otitis media is most common in children, but adults can get it, too. You can help prevent otitis media by washing your hands frequently. Also, talk to your doctor about getting a yearly flu shot to stave off flu-related ear infections. If you do get an ear infection, see a doctor immediately before it becomes more serious.

Learn more about otitis media and other ear infections. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)