Many mothers and fathers, for whatever reason, are trying to treat children's enuresis on their own. But it is absolutely not recommended to do this, since only a doctor should prescribe medications. But it's not only that.
For the treatment of enuresis in a child, you will need not only drug therapy, but also physiotherapy procedures (phonophoresis, ultrasound, etc.) that will help regulate the functioning of the bladder and normalize the state of the nervous system. Plus, you may need therapeutic exercises to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor.
General recommendations for the treatment of enuresis in children
1. Remember that enuresis, like many other diseases, occurs in each child individually. Accordingly, it is not necessary to become attached to any generalized framework, the treatment regimen should be assigned specifically to your child, taking into account the characteristics of the course of the disease.
2. If urinary incontinence is caused by stress (you can read more about the causes of enuresis here), then treatment should be started by eliminating the causes of stress, not drugs. By creating a calm and cozy atmosphere in the family, you greatly accelerate recovery. Although for this you may need to completely revise the approaches and methods of raising a child.
3. If the cause of enuresis lies in the appearance of the second child in the family (article on the topic: second child: pros and cons), parents should try to make sure that the older baby does not feel lonely and unnecessary.
4. In the treatment of enuresis in children, it is important to observe the correct mode of the day, in particular this concerns fluid intake. In no case it is impossible to limit its consumption, the child should drink as much as he wants, but no later than two hours before bedtime.
5. Baby food will have to be reviewed. It should be as diverse as possible, but at the same time contain a minimum of salt (more details here: when the child is given salt), spices and spices that can increase thirst.
6. Treatment of enuresis also includes strict control of urination. Every 2.5-3 hours and always before bedtime drive or plant a little on the pot.
7. Limit the amount of time a child spends on a computer or TV, as they have a negative effect on the work of the nervous system: it is over-excited, which increases the likelihood of involuntary urination at night.
These were general recommendations that can be applied by all parents in the treatment of enuresis in children, but the doctor will prescribe drug therapy and various procedures.