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What effect does it have on 5 year girl that sleeps niightly

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what effect does it have on 5 year girl that sleeps niightly with her 64 year grandfather
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

I do not think that it would have any effect on the 5 year old girl if she sleeps with her 64 year old grandfather if, of course, her grandfather is healthy and does not have any infection like an upper respiratory infection or having running any fever.

So from a medical view-point there are no adverse effects.

Let me know if you have more questions.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

If you are concerned then it needs to stop.

While it may be OK medically, perhaps you are concerned that there could be inappropriate touching going on.....

His anger over your questioning this behavior brings up the "Thou Dost Protest too Much, Brutus" red flag.....

Go with your gut on this.....and do what you feel is best for your daughter.

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