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Prevent Bedwetting

Bed wetting at a later age can affect a child’s psychological stability. It can be prevented by taking steps, such as parents should be more understanding and the child should not be blamed or punished for this. Fluid intake should be reduced before bedtime, make the child use bathroom before bedtime, reward him for each night if he remains dry, and set goals for the child to get up and use the toilet.

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My 4-year-old son is bedwetting. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 4 years old. I know he is still too young, but when he is not feeling well or he is tired, he gets very deep sleep and he urinates himself- basically, he is bedwetting. Well, I have to admit that I was bedwetting till I was 14 years old, my father also was bedwetting when he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no co-relation between bedwetting and temperature. So do not worry about that. Also as regards to bedwetting, make it a point for the child to empty the bladder before going to bed. Also, you can wake up the child in the middle of the night if you find out that...  Read Full »

Why does my 9-year-old still have bedwetting problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My child, who is 9 years old, has bedwetting problem. Please suggest me.  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Approximately 1 out of 65 children experiencing regular incidents at the age of 9. Occasionally, bedwetting can betriggered by emotional distress, such as being bullied or moving to a new school. Reassuring your child that everything is fine is also important. While emot...  Read Full »

I have been having issues with adult bed wetting. Could there be an underlying problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having issues with adult bed wetting. The first time was a little over a month ago. I took medication for a urinary tract infection, but two weeks later, the same happened, but this time only a few droplets passed before I woke myself up and used the bathroom. Could there be a...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Adult bedwetting is uncommon, and once in a while or occasional episodes can occur, but frequent episodes of nocturnal enuresis demand a talk with the concerned doctor and require medical evaluation. There are underlying causes of adult ...  Read Full »

How to reduce the habit of bedwetting in my child?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter was doing bedwetting intermittently. She did it again and again before three months. She had done once during winter and rainy season. Is this fine? I am confused as my child gets nervous when I plan to see a doctor. Do I need to take her to a doctor? Any other tests to be take...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to On considering the age of the child and a rare frequency of bedwetting, there is nothing to be concerned. You can follow these measures. Keep your child away from negative influences and keep her away from people shouting or stressing the child. Have a bedwetting alarm ...  Read Full »

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