It can be a serious mystery to solve the question of bedwetting causes. Especially if you or your child are normally dry. If bedwetting suddenly begins to be a problem when it was not in the past, a urinary tract infection may be your bedwetting cause.
How Can a UTI Be a Bedwetting Cause?
Bacteria in the bladder can irritate the bladder wall, which causes a need for frequent and immediate urination. It can also make it difficult for a person to “hold” their urine while they make it to the bathroom. You can imagine, then, while you sleep it is even more difficult for your body to “hold” it while the rest of your body is shut off. This is why a UTI is so common as a bedwetting cause.
What are the Symptoms of a UTI?
- Burning or pain during urination.
- Need to urinate frequently and urgently.
- Urine that smells foul.
- Pressure in the lower pelvis.
- Bedwetting in a person who is usually dry at night.
Who is at Risk For UTI Bedwetting Cause?
Anyone is at risk, though women are more likely to get it than men. In fact, by 1 year of age, girls are 10 times more likely to have a UTI than boys their age. In seniors, men and women are at equal risk for UTIs.
What Can I do?
Bedwetting at any age, no matter the bedwetting cause, can be embarrassing and a hassle. If you know for sure that your bedwetting cause is a UTI, see a doctor. Your UTI can vanish easily with a dose of antibiotics, along with your bedwetting.
In the meantime, you can take measures to keep dry at night.
The Nytone bedwetting alarm is the leading alarm for enuresis. Nytone has helped hundreds of children overcome their bedwetting causes and can do wonders for any adult or child with a UTI that is causing bedwetting.
Nytone is simple to use, no matter your age. Simply attach the alarm around your arm, and run the wire through your pajamas and clip to your underwear. At the slightest sign of moisture, the enularm will sound, vibrate and flash to wake you in time to keep you dry and help you make it to the bathroom.
Don’t let your UTI bedwetting cause you to lose more sleep. Stay dry with a Nytone alarm for healthier rest and happier, dryer mornings.