Posted by: | 2019/10/29


6-year-old nocturnal enuresis and treatment types

My 6yr old son has been on 10mg Lyrinel for the past yr but still has a wet bed most night, we take him to the toilet during the night (otherwise he gets a burn rash on legs and bum from the wet clothing) We have seen a urologist, done the urethroscope etc, no bladder or urethra problems. we tried Minniren melts and a nasal hormone spray for several months, but it didnt help (and is extremely expensive) Our urologist has never suggested other meds. So I just want to ask if there are other meds we can try or other treatment types or other therapies/pelvic floor strengthening exercises etc DO I go back to the urologist or find one dealing specifically with children? He is starting gr 1 next year and dont want any daytime issues with not being allowed to go to the toilet more often than other kids (we have never noticed more frequent visits cause he can simply go when he needs to currently)

Expert's Reply


Incontinence Expert
- 2019/11/05

Your son sounds like he has primary nocturnal enuresis, and seems as if he has been appropriately investigated. the medications used are the best for this condition. Kids usually outgrow this condition, but an appointment with a Urologist who has an interest in Paediatric Urology is a good idea.

Kind regards

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