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Bedwetting is typically seen more as a social disturbance than a medical disease. It creates embarrassment and anxiety in the child and sometimes conflict with parents. The single most important thing parents can and should do is to be supportive and reassuring rather than blaming and punishing. Primary nocturnal enuresis has a very high rate of spontaneous resolution of approximately 15% per year.
The many treatment options range from home remedies to drugs, even surgery for children with anatomical problems.
Treatment of uncomplicated bedwetting is not appropriate for children younger than 5 years of age.
John Mersch, MD, FAAP
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