Nocturnal enuresis (the medical name for bedwetting) is involuntary urination that happens at night during sleep after the age when a child should be able to control his or her bladder. It’s a common problem in kids, especially those less than 6 years old.
There are two types of bedwetting: primary and secondary.
Primary bedwetting refers to bedwetting that has been ongoing since early childhood without a break. A child with primary bedwetting has never been dry at night for any significant length of time. Secondary bedwetting is bedwetting that starts again after the child has been dry at night for a significant period of time (at least six months).
The cause is likely due to one or a combination of the following:
The recommended plan is usually to try a few measures yourself first, such as limiting the amount of liquid your child drinks in the evening, and making sure they go to the toilet before going to sleep.
Reassuring your child that everything is OK is also important. Don’t tell them off or punish them for wetting the bed as this won’t help and could make the problem worse. It’s important for them to know they haven’t done anything wrong, and it will get better.
If these measures alone don’t help, a bedwetting alarm is often recommended. These are moisture-sensitive pads a child wears on their night clothes. An alarm sounds if the child begins to pee. Over time, the alarm should help train a child to wake once their bladder is full.
If an alarm doesn’t work or is unsuitable, medication called desmopressin or oxybutinin can be used.
1.Causticum – One of the best Homeopathic medicines for bedwetting
Causticum is very much suited to kids when this problem is more in winters and gets better in summers. Child is weak and wets the bed early in the night. There is little control over the bladder. Urine may escape even when the child coughs or sneezes and on slightest excitement. There is little sensation while passing urine.
2. Kreosote – One of the best Homeopathic medicines for bedwetting in kids who are difficult to waken
In cases where the child is so deep asleep that it is difficult to waken him, Kreosote is one of the best homeopathic medicines for bedwetting. The urine is offensive in odor. The child even has dreams of urinating. Even during the daytime, the child finds it difficult to exercise control over the urinary bladder and has to run when the urge to urinate feels.
3. Cina – One of the best Homeopathic remedies for bedwetting with presence of worms
In cases where there is presence of worms along with bedwetting, Cina is one of the best homeopathic remedies for bedwetting. The child is irritable and rubs the nose. The urine is turbid and white, which turns milky on standing. Increased appetite is another prominent symptom that indicates Cina.
4. Acid-Phos – One of the best Homeopathic medicines for bedwetting in large quantities
In cases where the child urinates profusely even while asleep, Acid Phos is one of the best homeopathic medicines for bedwetting. The child is otherwise weak and nervous.
5. Equisetum- One of the best Homeopathic medicines for bedwetting as a matter of habit
In cases where the child urinates in bed more as a matter of habit, Equisetum is one of the best homeopathic medicines for bedwetting.