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Does vertigo and dizziness affect children differently than adults?

In general, vertigo and dizziness do not affect children differently than adults. Dizziness, however, is more often reported in adults age 60 and over. Symptoms and complications of vertigo and dizziness can vary and depend upon the cause of each condition. For example, people who are prone to motion sickness are more prone to vertigo and dizziness. Older adults are more prone to complications from falls caused by episodes of vertigo and dizziness. All children and adults run the risk of becoming dehydrated from frequent nausea and vomiting due to vertigo, dizziness, or other illnesses.

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