Urinary incontinence in children is referred commonly as Bed wetting. Bed-wetting is also known as nighttime incontinence or nocturnal enuresis. Generally, bed-wetting before age 7 isn't a concern. At this age, your child may still be developing nighttime bladder control.
Bed-wetting is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which staying dry at night can be reasonably expected.
HOW IS URINARY INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
An Urologist can be consulted to do the diagnosis and assess the extent and seriousness of Urinary Incontinence in Children. Depending on the description of the symptoms and the history as narrated by the child’s parents, the Paediatrician will have urine tests done to know if there is any other infection.
HOW IS URINARY INCONTINENCE IN CHILDREN TREATED?
The treatment for Urinary Incontinence in Children will be done at different levels. In the milder forms, the tendency is for the condition to go away completely as the child grows. In other cases, bladder training is given to make the child get used to using the toilet in time to avoid incontinence. Oral medication may also be prescribed. If any infection has been detected, that will be separately treated through appropriate antibiotics.
DID YOU KNOW?
Limiting your child’s water intake in the evening may help reduce bedwetting.