NOCTURNAL ENUERSIS: A NIGHTMARE FOR CHILDREN

Dr. KRINA DEVAT PANDYA BHMS
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Nocturnal enuresis, also called bedwetting, is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which bladder control usually occurs. Bedwetting in children and adults can result in emotional stress.

Most bedwetting is a developmental delay—not an emotional problem or physical illness. Only a small percentage (5% to 10%) of bedwetting cases are caused by specific medical situations. Bedwetting is frequently associated with a family history of the condition. Nocturnal enuresis is considered primary (PNE) when a child has not yet had a prolonged period of being dry. Secondary nocturnal enuresis (SNE) is when a child or adult begins wetting again after having stayed dry.

Generally we advice homoeopathic medicines after the age of 7 as there might be a developmental delay in children which can be one of the causes of bedwetting.

Bedwetting is the most common childhood complaint


Causes:

Neurological-developmental delay

Genetics

Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Children with ADHD are 2.7 times more likely to have bedwetting issues.[27]

Caffeine

Caffeine increases urine production.[28]

Constipation

Psychological

Stress

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Heavy sleeping

Food allergies


Impact:

Bedwetters face problems ranging from being teased by siblings, being punished by parents, the embarrassment of still having to wear diapers, and being afraid that friends will find out.


Treatment: 

Homeopathy works wonders for bedwetting.After detail case-taking, giving homoeopathic medicine gives wonderful result without any side-effect. We have to even advise parents to not scold children as they soil the bed as it can bring a bad impact on their psychological plane and eventually they become conscious about it, can also make them alter their persona due to constant nagging by parents.

one should definitely opt for safe treatment like homoeopathy after your child's age is 7 yrs. 

there are several homoeopathic medicines for bedwetting like Rhus tox, equisetum, kreosote, sepia and much more depending on the indications and cause, medicine can be given.

Case: I would like to share one of my cases here in there. pt was 8 years old had a complaint of bedwetting. he use to pass urine twice or thrice every alternate night. urine smell was very offensive lingering in the whole house even after 4 hours with acridity.  After detailed case-taking, I gave him medicine BENZOIC ACID with indication acrid offensiveness of urine