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How Do I Help A Child Stop Wetting The Bed
See your doc: Start with a complete medical evaluation, this could be from some previously overlooked medical condition. If the child is in fact healthy, and over 5-6 years of age then hypnosis is a great therapeutic approach. Medicines will help temporarially but the bed wetting resumes as soon as the meds are stopped. ...Read more
How do I stop wetting the bed at age 18? I am female, 102 pounds, healthy, have a history of bed wetting as a child, and still bed wetting at age 18.
See wetting expert: Stop drinking after supper, void before bed. Has an enuresis alarm been tried? If not try a"wet-stop" alarm. Dr will test urine to rule out UTI etc. Dr may try DDAVP uo to 3x0.2mg tabs nightly to reduce nocturnal urine production &/or long-acting anticholinergic medication like Oxybutynin er, or Detrol (tolterodine) la to increase functional bladder capacity. Specially appropriate if u void frequently by day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be normal: Up to 20 % of 6 year old wet the bed. If he has never been dry at night and he has no wetting during the day, it may be primary nocturnal enuresis. It also "runs" in families. Keep in mind he is not doing it because he wants to or has control over it. You may want to limit drinking fluids after 6pm, voiding frequently and not making him self conscious about it. There are also alarms you can use. ...Read more
What can be done to help stop an older child from wetting the bed? My 10 yr old child is still wetting the bed. We wake him up 2 hrs after he goes to sleep to go to the bathroom and he's soaked. We've tried waking him up an hr after he goes to sleep and s
Persistent : Persistent bedwetting can be normal in children up to the age of 6 years. After that point, further evaluation is generally recommended to evaluate for a structural or neurologic cause. Otherwise, outside of a cause, it is important not to treat this as a punishable behavioral issue as that will tend to exacerbate the issue. Often times his doctor may recommend a trial of medication to help improve his bladder capacity or decrease urine production overnight. One additional strategy that has at times been successful is the use of a "potty pager" which will vibrate at the first sign of moisture, thus conditioning the child to awaken to the need to void. ...Read more
Alarm clock: After the age of 8 it may be worth using an enuresis alarm clock. This alarm clock goes off when the pt gets wet. It works over time, training the patient to feel their bladder filling up. Make sure the child does not feel humiliated, it is not their fault. 10% of 10 y/o still wet the bed. Other techniques like limiting fluids at night, punishing pt will not help. ...Read more
Depends: Enuresis is relatively common. Most people outgrow it by 13 yrs old. Time is the safest treatment. Medications sometimes are helpful. There are several choices. Ddavp (desmopressin) is helpful, as is tofranil (imipramine). Fluid restriction and use of alarm blankets can be helpful as well. Check with your doctor for the option that is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im wetting my bed at night, i did a little as a child but now i wake up and im socked in urine, help me!
Is there a genetic componet to wetting the bed? Bcuz both my girls wet for yrs.N I did as well as a child until 12.Also had aunts who did the same.
Yes.: Bedwetting has a strong genetic component. Children whose parents were not enuretic have only a 15% incidence of bedwetting. When one or both parents were bedwetters, the rates jump to 44% and 77% respectively. Genetic research shows that bedwetting is associated with the genes on chromosomes 13q and 12q (possibly 5 and 22 also). ...Read more
My 6 year child do bed wetting at night.Is there any cure for this? If yes , wot medicine is effective in this case?
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