Here is Why You Should Never Bite Your Fingernails


Most of us, if not all have bitten our nails at one point or the other, some are chronic nail chewers while others just once in a while, as for those ladies who fix nails every time you are vindicated from this. But little did you know that biting or chewing your nail could lead to something uncalled for.

Biting your fingernails is much worse than nose picking because it's much harder to get rid of this habit and it comes with graver consequences. 

Nail biting might seem like an incurable habit to you and most people would frown at me if you I say it could cause you one infection or the other but you have to always be careful. 

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It turns out that nail biting can go from just a bad habit to a health hazard. Increasing your risk of catching a cold, infection or other illness especially for if you're putting your unwashed hands in your mouth. 

But that's not all about nail biting, it can also kill you

40-year-old John Gardener from England was a chronic nail biter and it killed him 

According to reports, he contacted septicemia because the skin around his fingernails was constantly open to the point of bleeding. The blood infection (septicemia) affect his heart and triggered a heart attack which killed him. 

Garnder also suffered from anxiety and depression, he was also a diabetic. His general practitioner also said that his nail-biting habit made him lose all feeling and sensation in his fingertips. 

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I don't think you should have to wait for a heart attack before you give up nail biting for good.

If you bite your nails to get rid of stress, anxiety or worry, you could easily switch up this bad habit for a healthier one.

So there you have it

I remain your favorite health blogger, Paul Samuel FitnessDoctor

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