Bed Wetting in Teens Care Instructions
Bed-Wetting in Teens: After Your Visit
Your Care Instructions
Bed-wetting may be caused by having a small bladder or low amounts of a hormone called ADH. Sometimes, bed-wetting is caused by emotional or social problems or by having a pattern of sleeping very deeply.
It's important to remember that bed-wetting isn't your fault. It's a good idea to talk to your doctor about it. He or she may be able to help.
Treatments for bed-wetting include limiting the amount you drink in the evening. Some teens find a moisture alarm useful. When the alarm senses urine, it buzzes to wake you up. Medicine to help you stop wetting the bed may also be used.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
How can you care for yourself at home?
When should you call for help?
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if: