Bed wetting not getting better with usual measures

Patient

Q: I have a 5 year old nephew. Who keeps wetting the bed we have tried everything including taking him to the doctors.we have changed his cut off time for liquids we. Have him go to the bathroom on a regular basics

Doctor

A:   Most children outgrow bed-wetting on their own by the age of seven or if there is a family history of bed-wetting, around the age the parent stopped bed-wetting. Sine you've tried several measures including cutting fluid intake at bedtime, a last resort resort could be medication to stop bed-wetting. These include the drug desmopressin acetate (DDAVP) that causes the the body to make less urine at night. Sometimes a combination of medications is most effective. There are no guarantees, however, and medication doesn't always cure the problem.

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