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Treatment for Nocturnal enuresis in adolescence - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   How can I stop my 11 year old daughter from wetting the bed? According to her grandmother, her father wet the bed until 14years old. However, I apparently stopped at 3 years. This is becoming a real problem and causing a lot of tension and frustration for both her and myself, as well as other household members who have to put up with the smell coming out of her room no matter how many times I clean it.
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   give me a min let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me breif you
Doctor :   This is a completly beningn condition
Doctor :   This is obsulutley curable
User :   she is wetting sometimes three or four times a night.
Doctor :   there some simple exercises which will help
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   First teach her bladder training
Doctor :   Ask her to empty her bladder before sleep
Doctor :   then next ask her to stop urinating during the mid flow of urine
Doctor :   and then release, this wis help improve the bladder muscle strength
Doctor :   secondly there are alarms available in the market for this condition
User :   Ok, so basically pelvic floor exercises... actually never thought of that
User :   I've tried alarms, she sleeps through them
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   They can wake everyone else in the house up but she sleeps through them
Doctor :   There are also injections available
Doctor :   These generally improve the bladder tone
User :   We've tried the nasal spray. I hadn't heard of injections though
User :   The nasal spray didn't work- we tried it for 6 months
Doctor :   The same from of medicine used in IV form
Doctor :   Desmopressin
User :   Is it more efficient in IV form?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   One more advise spend more time with your child
Doctor :   Give her more moral support
User :   Time is short where I am- as a working single mum studying at uni
Doctor :   There is high cause rate of 40 associated with Depression/ improper parental care/ neglection
Doctor :   Thats also a contributing factor
Doctor :   You have to make time for your daughter
Doctor :   Ask her to empty her bladder at least twice before sleep
Doctor :   In the sense as soon as she sleeps wake her up within 1 hour and ask her to empty her bladder
User :   Ok. I'll give that a go.
Doctor :   I am sure that will help you
User :   Thanks.
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you?
User :   no thank you.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   wishing her aspeedy recovery
Doctor :   Bye for now
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