While bed wetting may be considered as a symptom of some other ailment, it is also classified as a sleep disorder by many pediatricians. The two types of bedwetting include primary and secondary. While primary bedwetting is a chronic one that has been going on since one’s childhood, secondary bedwetting starts after a child has enjoyed dry nights for at least six months in a row.
HOW IS BEDWETTING DIAGNOSED?
A paediatrician diagnoses bedwetting by a complete history and thorough physical examination of the child. A urinalysis and urine culture support the diagnosis. Further radiological diagnoses is used for secondary bedwetting
HOW IS BEDWETTING TREATED?
Treatment methods focus on identifying and managing the underlying social and emotional disturbances in the child. Many home-treatments are available to tackle bedwetting. Reduction in the fluid intake during evening, waking up the child for urination during the night, reward system for encouraging the child to stop bedwetting and ensuring safe access to the toilet.
DID YOU KNOW?
The attitude of parents towards bedwetting is vital in getting rid of the problem.