Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Racoon | 2011-09-22

Q.

Treatment option for bedwetting

Dear Prof

My son who is almost 6 years old is still wetting his bed almost every night. He is under treatment of our pead, who is happy to leave it be until it becomes an issue with sleepovers etc. I recently read an article about a study done by the Mayo CLinic, in which they found that the piddle-alarm which one attaches to the pants works almost 60% better than desmopressin, ditropan, imipramine. What is your opinion and experience with this? Many thanks.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Bedwetting alarms are definitely highly regarded as an option for treating bedwetting [enuresis] problems in children of your son's age. It would certainly be worthwhile trying this method first for your son.

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