Urinary tract infections are a common and painful ailment for children, but a few simple strategies can go a long way toward keeping the problem at bay, says Dr. Antoine Khoury, medical director of urology at CHOC Children’s. Dr. Khoury offers four measures parents and children can take to promote good urinary tract health in
Bedwetting occurs more frequently in boys than in girls and Dr. Khoury says the problem typically stops once the child is motivated and ready to work on staying dry at night. “It’s not the kid’s being lazy or irresponsible” says Dr. Khoury. “It’s not a reflection of the child’s intelligence, and in fact, a majority of children with bedwetting say math is their favorite subject at school.”
In a child with a bedwetting issue, the communication between brain and bladder is incomplete and inefficient. You need the brain and bladder talking to each other so that the child can awaken in response to that stimulus. Dr. Tony Khoury explains how parents can help motivate their child to work on staying dry.
“Your baby has no kidneys.” That’s what Nicola and Clifford Vazquez were told when a prenatal ultrasound showed an abnormal mass where their baby’s kidneys should be. Just halfway through the pregnancy, they were also told that their baby would die shortly after birth. they were devastated. The Vazquezes decided to get a second opinion, which ultimately led them to CHOC children’s pediatric urologist Antoine Khoury, M.D. He saw things differently.