Infections and other illnesses can lead to hydrocephalus. So it is important to keep your vaccinations current, and to treat all infections and illnesses in order to help prevent this potentially serious condition.
Acquired hydrocephalus can also be caused by head injuries. Therefore, you and your children should always wear head protection during certain activities, like bicycling, skateboarding, or riding a motorcycle to help prevent head injuries. Make sure that you and your family also wear seatbelts to help avoid head injuries in case of an accident.