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How to manage frequent urination in children

Overactive bladder is a kind of urinary incontinence in which urine is leaked unintentionally. A child may need to urinate frequently, and because his or her bladder is uncontrollable, he or she may not be able to reach a restroom in time. Although it is more frequent in children, it can also affect adults as well.

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If your child is frequently urinating and unable to control the need to pee, he or she may be suffering from urinary incontinence and you need to know why it is happening in other to allow you to manage the situation.

Here are reasons why your child may be suffering from frequent urination

1 Urinary Tract Infection 

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 A urinary tract infection is one of the most common reasons for frequent urination. The symptoms of a UTI include frequent urination, discomfort, and a burning sensation while peeing.

2 Diabetes insipidus

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This is a condition caused by low levels of the anti-diuretic hormone which regulates urine production. Aside from frequent urination, you might also notice an insatiable thirst, dehydration, poor growth, and a loss of appetite.

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3 Frequent urination or an overactive bladder can be caused by consuming a lot of fizzy drinks and caffeinated beverages.

Treatment for frequent urination

1 Bladder retraining

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Bladder retraining is sticking to a regular schedule and trying to urinate even if you don't feel like it. Your child will gradually improve the awareness of their body's need to urinate. This will result in a more thorough emptying of their bladder, and they will be able to go longer between urinations.

2 Caffeine-containing drinks and foods should be avoided by your child because caffeine can stimulate the bladder.

3 Medications

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If the nonmedical measures fail to benefit your kid, your pediatrician will most likely recommend medication.

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