Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, is extremely common and nothing any child or teenager should ever be ashamed of. Enuresis may be caused by a number of things such as weak bladder control, small bladder capacity, or sleep issues.
At Vamio Health, our team of board-certified pediatric urologists and pediatricians provides personalized solutions to treat your child’s bedwetting through a convenient and secure telehealth platform. We offer after hours and weekend appointments to best meet your family’s needs.
Today, there are many effective therapies available to help stop bedwetting, including medication.
- Rule out other medical conditions. It is important to speak with your doctor to rule out any underlying medical condition that your child might have. Conditions that may contribute to bedwetting are bladder or kidney problems, UTIs (urinary tract infections), or diabetes.
- Manage fluid intake throughout the day. Prioritize hydrating early in the morning and throughout the day, then taper off fluids at night. Also try to limit caffeinated drinks later in the day which can lead to increased urination.
- Establish a regular bathroom routine before bedtime. In the two to three hours prior to bedtime, have your child regularly urinate at least every 30 minutes. Even if they say they don’t have to go, encourage them to try.
- Consider a bedwetting alarm. Bedwetting alarms are specially engineered to trigger a response when wetness is detected in a child’s pajamas or underwear. A sensor clipped to their bottom pajamas then sends a signal to a corresponding piece in their pajama top that alerts them that they need to urinate. The signal typically comes in the form of sound, vibration, or light, or a combination of all three.
- Consult with a physician about medication.
“There are several safe and effective medications that can be prescribed to help prevent bedwetting,” says Vamio Health’s board-certified pediatric urologist Dr. Stephen Canon.
“These medications which have great success rates are designed to increase bladder capacity or mimic the hormone that triggers the urge for urination which is often found to be low in children who experience frequent bedwetting.”
Common medications used to treat bedwetting include Desmopressin Acetate (DDAVP), Imipramine, or anticholinergics.
Your physician will help you determine which bedwetting medication is best suited to your child’s unique needs. Please remember that as with any medication, they must be taken as directed, and it may take some time to see results.
Vamio Health telehealth bedwetting solutions provide affordable access to highly specialized care in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Our board certified pediatric experts offer real-time bedwetting support and individualized treatment strategies to help you and your child get back to living life comfortably.
To schedule a bedwetting consultation visit www.vamiohealth.com.