Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lee | 2013/02/05

Q.

5yr old still wetting the bed

Hi Doc

My son who will be 6 in June is still wetting the bed at night we have tried cutting down on time he drinks liquids before bed and even take him to toilet through out the night.

To no avail he still does it and does not seem to feel sy about it.
What can we do to stop this?

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son is already 6 years old and wetting his bed will worry him even if he does not appear to be concerned. Bedwetting is known as 'enuresis' and this can be successfully treated these days. You have already tried the simple methods with no success and it is certainly time to start treating this problem. It would be best to take him to see a paediatrician about his enuresis.

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