Making certain lifestyle changes in your household may help reduce the risk of recurrent ear infections. These may include:

  • If you or anyone in your household smokes, talk to your doctor for help with quitting. Eliminating smoke also includes secondhand smoke.
  • Frequent hand washing.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcie L. Sidman, MD
  • Review Date: 09/2017 -
  • Update Date: 09/27/2017 -