Bedwetting, which is also known as night-time incontinence or nocturnal enuresis, is involuntary urination while asleep. It can be a symptom of an underlying disease. It can be divided into two categories: 1) Primary: Bedwetting which is ongoing since early childhood comes under this category. 2) Secondary: Under this category, the problem starts after a child crosses the 6th month. The child with secondary bedwetting is also likely to have other symptoms such as daytime wetting.
HOW IS BEDWETTING DIAGNOSED?
It may be a sign of an underlying problem that needs medical treatment. Paediatrician examines the child to identify the problem. Depending on the condition, the following may recommended: 1) Urine tests to check for an infection 2) X-rays or other imaging tests of the kidneys and bladder
HOW IS BEDWETTING TREATED?
Most children come out of this problem on their own. The following steps can be taken to reduce the problem: 1) Bladder training 2) Moisture alarms 3) Medication if there is any serious problem.