Child with Nocturia

  1. We all know about children with nocturia till ten years old ,it will be naturally in some children , some Doctors prescribed vasopressin nasaldrops or inhaler for treated it before gowning to sleep ,what are different opinion about used vasopressin to treat nocturia in children ,and does that vasopressin can cause side effect in growth development of children like obesity or increased weight .

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  3. by   live4today
    I raised a child who was plagued with nocturia until ten years of age. The pediatrician told me that she would outgrow it eventually, so "not to worry". So, I didn't worry. She was healthy, an excellent student in school, and did eventually outgrow the problem. She was never put on medication for it as we saw no reason to. We didn't make a big deal out of her having nocturia, we let her know she was perfectly okay, and one day it would all go away and it did -- just like the doctor said it would. I changed a lot of sheets during her first ten years of life, but wouldn't have it any other way if it meant having something worse wrong with her. Love your child, don't make a big deal out of it, and especially don't permit teasing about it in your home by other siblings.
    Last edit by live4today on Apr 5, '02
  4. by   MollyJ
    I tried Vasopressin for my son's eneuresis a year ago and he just suddenly started putting on weight like you wouldn't believe. The lit doesn't list weight gain as a side effect that I saw, but we dc'd it. It also wasn't helping him much.

    We tried bedwetting alarms but he is such a deep sleeper that he quickly mastered disconnecting the alarm in his sleep.

    I found this web site and like it alot. Haven't purchased the book yet, but am contemplating it. Son doesn't really seem up for learning to Kegel, so I'm a little up against his motivation to solve the problem but I think he feels a little helpless in the face of all the failed interventions.

    I think Renee has the ticket here.

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