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Old 03-31-2004, 12:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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ok- at first i thought he was doing it for attention, now after him waking up three times last night to pee (he never wakes up to pee) and then trying again 2 minutes after the last time, i think my son has some kind of infection...i dont have a doc cause i only use them if totally nessasary- dont vac and kids hardley ever get sick- and i would much prefer NOT going to one, seeing as they will just put him on some chemical...he dosnt say its hurts when he pees, but he obviously feels like he needs to pee pretty much all the time. what is safe and effective and natural that i can give him- BTW he just turned 4 years old.

and where, how did he get this? the only thing i can think of is that- A we moved into a new house 2 weeks ago (i did scrub out the tub though, but not with bleach) and i let him use bubbles about 1 week ago ( we have a rule that they can only use them 1 time about every 2 weeks, and its never irritated him before).

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When he pees is it a lot, or just a little? If he is peeing all the time and it's a lot, and he's thirsty all the time, you should have him checked for diabetes. Those are classic symptoms, as well as hungry all the time and also weight loss. Good luck!
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Make sure he's drinking enough. But if he is, you don't want to let this go without seeing a Dr. UTIs can turn into kidney infections pretty quick, and boy, are they NO FUN for kids or parents. If he feels he needs to pee again that soon after going, I would go to the Dr. Just make sure you get a urine culture that shows infection before having him take the antibiotics. Don't rely on the in-office test.

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p.s. I have a lot of experience with bladder problems.

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A boy I know went through a period like this when he was 3-4 yo.
we noticed it at the preschool I work at.. in a 2 1/2 hr. period he would pee 4-5 times. His mom noticed it at home, too.. took him to Dr. who said it happens quite often with young boys, with no known cause, and that it would eventually go away.. which it did.

He called it "patter of little feet" or something like that...meaning child running to bathroom all the time.

not to say I wouldn't have it checked out, but just so you know that it can be nothing serious.....
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My grandson had that last winter. He would pee about 3 -4 times an hour. Couldn't go on the bus in the morning without peeing behind the shrub just before the bus came
and then he could barely make it inside the school. The teacher called his mom and mentioned it.

We gave him lots of diluted cranberry juice. Lots to drink all the time. It lasted for about 3 weeks, but since he never had pain or a fever, we did not take him to the doctor and it did go away.

I do think sometimes boys catch a 'cold' in their bladder. Dress him a little warmer, especially in the lower body part. Wear two underwear or long johns if it's cold. Kids sit on the floor a lot and can catch cold in that area. I always said boys are more sensitive down below.

I would let it pass. Unless he has a fever. UTI is usually accompanied by a fever.
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thanks for your responses- he is still peeing all the tiem, but still no pain and no fever. i have given him cranberry juice for the past three days and yesterday i gave him a cranberry pill. im also giving him colloidal silver. i think i will wait about a week, and if its still a problem i will get one of the tests from walmart. last step is Dc... i dont feel like getting a lecture about the importance of vaccines right now- i am too emotional and pregnant!

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A boy I know went through a period like this when he was 3-4 yo.
we noticed it at the preschool I work at.. in a 2 1/2 hr. period he would pee 4-5 times. His mom noticed it at home, too.. took him to Dr. who said it happens quite often with young boys, with no known cause, and that it would eventually go away.. which it did.

He called it "patter of little feet" or something like that...meaning child running to bathroom all the time.

not to say I wouldn't have it checked out, but just so you know that it can be nothing serious.....
Bizzare but true! THis happened to my son last year, just before he turned 5. It was the dangdest thing. It went on for several weeks. Had him tested for a UTI, but it was negative. Our doctor said just what BAU3 said.

While on a 6 hour car trip, we had to bring a jar with us in the car & pull over so he could pee in it. It was miserable, but it did go away.

My sympathies.
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While on a 6 hour car trip, we had to bring a jar with us in the car & pull over so he could pee in it.
OMG! Only in America. In Europe people would not think anything about letting a little boy pee beside the car. :LOL
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