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My 9yr old daughter wets the bed and the doctor says nothing is wrong, but what can I do? It stinks and I'm frustrated please help

In Topics: Bedwetting
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Apr 13, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

It stops when it stops. She and you are not in control of what is called "nocturnal enuresis"  It is a medical problem only when there is daytime wetting.  Usually there is a family member who wet also, and she will stop most likely when that relative did.  It is frustrating. Try making the bed twice with rubber sheets in between two layers that way she can strip the bed without waking you.  Pull ups are fine.  DDAVP is an anti diuretic hormone and is used sometimes in older children if there are trips, camp or overnights.  Ask your pediatrician about it.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
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