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Bed-wetting is a common problem that millions of parentsexperience every day. It is highly widespread among young kids but can prolonginto the teen years as well. It is divided into two groups. Primary nocturnal (nighttime) urinary incontinenceis when a child has never acquired total bladder control (never been completelytoilet trained).

Secondary nocturnal enuresis is when a childbegins bed wetting again after having developed bladder control.Approximately out of 20% of children who sufferenuresis at the age of 5, only 5% do so until age 10, and 2% by age 15. Inaddition to this facts, bed wetting is mostly very upsetting for both kids andparents. It is essential to remember that enuresis is notbad behavior. Primary enuresis often happens simply because of the prolongationin the progression of the part of the nervous system that regulates bladderfunction. Secondary enuresis may happen as result of either psychologicalproblems or medical afflictions, such as a urinary tract infection, urinarytract deviations, or diabetes. Parents should not chastise a child who stillwets. Bed-wetting is not produced by indolence or disobedience. Kids can feelvery uncomfortable and guilty, which may result in poor self-esteem andfeelings of low self-worthiness.

Treatment

If no hidden medical condition is making your child bed-wetting, there is no real medical need to cure him.However, child's physician may advise treatment withmedications, since there are several drug therapies.Medications used to cure nocturnal enuresisinvolve the following Desmopressin acetate, Oxybutynin chloride, Imipramine,Hyoscyamine sulphate.However, the patients should be careful when takingthese drugs due to many side effects (nervousness, drowsiness, constipation,headache). Oral antibiotics, for example: Bactrim, Amoxicillin,Macrobid, Levaquin are used as therapy for urinary tract infections that makeenuresis. A food allergy can also result in enuresis, becauseproblematic foods can irritate the bladder. These problems must be checked andregulated by child's physician. Advantageously, bed-wetting can often be curedwith an herbal tincture. Corn silk or silky threads that cover the corn canhelp children as well as adults to stop wetting their bed. Direction for use:you should boil about 50 g of fresh corn silk to 1 l of water and drink this 3times a day. There are several home remedies available to treat enuresis. A glass of cranberry juice can be given to the child an hourbefore going for sleeping. Herbal teas such as oak bark, wormwood,bearberry, are very powerful too.

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