(Last Updated on : 28/02/2012)
Bed-wetting is urination during sleep. Children learn bladder control at different ages. Children below 4yrs of age often wet their bed because they can't control their bladder. But most children can stay dry through the night by age 5 or 6. In adults, involuntary urination may be caused by a neurological problem.
Treatment of Bedwetting
There are several treatments in homeopathy which can become useful to remove this disease. But the person should possess the following symptoms as well.
Benzoic acid 30
: This medicine is useful in case of bed-wetting of delicate infants or dribbling urine of old men with enlarged prostate. The urine has a dark brown colour and a very strong, repulsive odour.
: Involuntary urination when laughing, coughing, sneezing or blowing the nose is the symptoms, the patient should use the medicine Causticum. Involuntary urination of infants at night during first sleep is also important. The problem improves on its own in the rainy season but is worse in clear fine weather.
: Involuntary profuse urination in infants, under the influence of a frightening dream is a common symptom for which the medicine can also be used. The child may also complain of a dull pain in the bladder, which intensifies at the close of urination.
Nux voimca 30
: Dribbling of urine in young men from loss of control over the bladder after consuming intoxicating drinks. There is frequent urge to pass urine but only a few drops come out causing irritation and pain. The problem is worse during winter and summer but improves during the rains. All these are the symptoms for which this medicine can be used.
: Involuntary urination in sleep, while coughing or passing flatus i.e. gas, more likely to occur if the person has consumed rich, fatty food the previous evening. The medicine named Pulsatilla can be used when these symptoms are present in a person.
: Involuntary urination of small girls during first sleep. The urine is offensive and stains clothes because of red sediment. All these can be cured by the homeopathic medicine Sepia.
: Involuntary urination especially during no-moon or full-moon nights. Nocturnal eneuresis in children with worms in intestines are some of the other symptoms for which this medicine can be used.
There are some common symptoms for which this medicine can be used and these can be mentioned as involuntary passage of a large quantity of urine at night by an untidy infant, who has a dislike for bathing. Eneuresis is precipitated by weather-changes but generally disappears during summer.