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Alternative Treatments for Bedwetting

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Bedwetting:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Bedwetting may include:

  • Avoid liquids before bedtime
  • Avoid milk before bedtime
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Cumin, coriander and fennel tea (well before bedtime)
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Dried litchi (type of Asian fruit)
  • Corn silk tea
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Moxa stick (moxibustion therapy)
  • Do not punish your child for accidents
  • Expect your child to help clean up the wet bed
  • Use a plastic cover over the mattress to minimize clean up
  • Avoid overstimulation before bedtime (e.g. read a book instead of watching TV)
  • Reward accident-free nights
  • Do not focus attention on accidents but do help your child clean up
  • Do not wake your child for a nighttime bathroom run but enable the child to set his/her own alarm for this purpose
  • Avoid caffeine six hours before bedtime
  • Practice starting and stopping while urinating
  • Bedwetting alarm for the mattress pad (or to be worn) if the child is cooperative
  • Reduce stress (parents and child)
  • Corn silk tea well before bedtime

Unlabelled Alternative Drug Treatments

These alternative drug therapies have been listed by various sources as possible alternative treatments for Bedwetting:

  • Amantadine - mainly for bedwetting in children
  • Antadine - mainly for bedwetting in children
  • Symadine - mainly for bedwetting in children
  • Symmetrel - mainly for bedwetting in children
  • Maprotiline
  • Novo-Mapritiline
  • Ludiomil

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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