Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

Hi Dr. good morning! My son is now 12 years old and he is still continuing bed wetting problems. Daily in the night he is pee in the bed. Dr said bed alarming system but it also can not work. Every it makes us irritating all of us. Could you please advise us about this problem ? His eating habits is too much special rice, lentil, meat and yogurt in the daily basis and his weight is 54 kg and age is 12 years old. Thank you Dhurba KC

Hi Dhurba, The best form of treatment is the conditioning alarm – this does not always work at first and may take up to 6 months of constant use. It is not unusual for individuals to experience one or two relapses, when this occurs you need to reintroduce and repeat the process. While conditioning alarms continue to experience the best outcomes, some of the more alternative methods have also met with different degrees of success. Hypnotherapy has been successfully used to help individuals either hold their urine overnight or wake up and go to the toilet. This can be used on its own or in combination with the conditioning alarm. Your best point of contact for hypnotherapy is the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au/, which has branches in each state. They also have a free advisory line: 1800 067 557. Another alternative form of treatment that has met with some success is chiropractic manipulation. This does however seem to be only relevant for individuals whose bedwetting is the result of a poorly aligned spine. If this sounds like a suitable option you should first contact the Chiropractic Association of Australia http://chiropractors.asn.au (1800 075 003) who will be able to recommend someone in your area that has experience in treating bedwetting. Sometimes dietary control can help reduce bedwetting – if this is something you would like to explore further your best contact is the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (1800 422 885) who will be able to recommend someone in your area. All the best, Dr Cathrine