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Bed Wetting

Old homeopathic remedy, Hepar sulph.
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Many children are ready for toilet training between the ages of two and three. Bowel control comes first, followed within six month by daytime control of the bladder. Staying dry at night is more difficult and bed wetting is considered normal until six or so.

Night time bladder control is a function of the higher brain and it takes time to learn this complex skill.  Concern about persistent bed wetting is natural and neither child nor parent likes the wet sheets. Giving a child acceptance and reassurance is best in this situation. Communicating anxiety does not help a child learn bladder control and may aggravate the problem. Psychological factors may be a cause for bed wetting. Stress can place demand on a child’s psychological defenses limiting the nervous system’s capacity to learn new skills. Sometimes unconscious bed wetting may be caused by a need for attention. Some children stop bet wetting and the start again after facing a stressful situation or illness such as the birth of a sibling, a move to a new home, or a serious illness.

Time is often the best cure as well as a secure, guilt free loving home environment. Since food allergies may cause bedwetting, consider eliminating possible offenders from the diet and see how it affects the child’s bedwetting. It is often the foods the child craves most that he/she is sensitive to.

The best way to use homeopathy to help children who wet the bed is with constitutional treatment. Seek professional homeopathic care.  If this is unavailable, you may try one of the following medicines.

Causticum is the most common remedy given children for bedwetting who wet the bed soon after falling asleep. They tend to wet the bed more often in the winter or during changes in weather and less often in the summer. They may also dribble in their pants during the day while coughing or sneezing.

Equisetum is also commonly given to children who wet the bed and is indicated after the primary stresses that led to bedwetting have been dealt with and the child wets the bed out of habit.

Kreosotum is indicated when the child urinates and dreams of urinating. The child usually urinates shortly after falling asleep and tends to sleep deeply and often is difficult to awake.

Belladonna is given to children who sleep restlessly, moaning and screaming in their sleep. They too are difficult to awaken and may be delirious. They may pass urine during the day, especially while standing.

As with any homeopathic remedy, it is best to check with a knowledgeable well trained homeopathic practitioner to find the best solution for the bedwetting conditions the child experiences.

Chris Rinehart practices homeopathy in Sandpoint, is a member of the Sandpoint Wellness Council and may be reached at 208/610-0868.

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