Treatments for Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis) in Children

What are the treatments for bedwetting?

Keep in mind that in most cases, bedwetting resolves itself without specific treatment. Sometimes simple measures, such as sticker charts or an alarm to wake your child if wetting is happening, can be helpful. Bedwetting is not harmful to your child in any way other than its impact on self-esteem.

If your child is embarrassed to attend camp or a sleepover, you may want to talk with your pediatric urologist about some of the following therapies:

  • behavior modification (for example, no fluids after 6 pm)
  • conditioning therapy
  • drug therapy that includes DDAVP, which replaces the natural hormone vasopressin
  • psychotherapy

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