When I was a kid, my parents always told me not to bite my nails, but as much as I hate to admit it, I still do it from time to time. I know it’s a bad habit, but sometimes you just can’t help it.
Since I learned about the unhealthy side effects that some people experience, I’ve been able to stop cold turkey, and you will too.
Some people are so compulsive with their nail biting that they don’t just damage the nails, they chew past the front of the nail and eat the skin around them.
Sure, it looks bad and you can get a condition called dermatophagia. This can be developed as a result of nail biting, and it can pose a danger to your nail bed. In extreme cases, it can cause permanent damage.
You can get infections in your fingers from the bacteria in your saliva, not to mention the wounds around your nails. In extreme situations, you can even get irreversible nerve damage.
Imagine if your nails looked like this for the rest of your life.
So if you bite your nails, stop before it’s too late!
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