Enuresis is commonly known as bed wetting. Nocturnal enuresis, or bed-wetting at night, is the most common. The condition is not diagnosed unless the child is 5 years or older. Enuresis is a common childhood problem. According to reports 7% of male children and 3 % of female children have enuresis till the age of 5 years. These numbers drop to 3% of boys and 2% of girls by age 10. Only 1 % suffers after the age of 10 years. Most children outgrow this problem by the time they become teens.
History of child should be taken to access the enuresis. Involuntary, or non-intentional, release of urine may result from a small bladder, recurrent urinary tract infections, severe stress, or developmental delays that interfere with toilet training. Voluntary enuresis may be associated with mental disorders which includes emotional disorder or behavioral disorder. According to a recent research it was found that children having deep sleep fail to awaken at the urinary urge to void or when their bladders are full.
For the management of enuresis the International Children’s Continence Society, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, United Kingdom, one of the highly regarded bodies for childhood enuresis, has advised. The child suffering for nocturnal enuresis should attempt to void regularly just before going to bed. Drinks should be avoided which contains High-sugar and caffeine in children with enuresis. The routine use of diapers and pull-ups can interfere with motivation for getting up at night and is generally discouraged. Enuresis alarms are effective therapy for nocturnal enuresis.
Homoeopaths manage such cases by considering the modalities, constitution, miasm, family history, etc. Homoeopaths frequently prescribe Causticum, Gelsemium, Kreosotum, Sepia, Benzoic acid, Calcarea carbonica, Cantharis, Natrum muriaticum, Nitric acid, Thuja, Sulphur, etc.