Harmful effects of nail biting -The nonstop nail biting makes the skin near the nail plate extremely tender and painful. Excessive nail biting can lead to bleeding and swollen fingertips. The badly bitten nails makes people uncomfortable throughout the day. -The area near the nail plate is prone to bacterial infections due to the presence of bacteria in the Saliva. This health condition is known as paronchia. -Biting nails for long period of time results in deformation of the nail beds. Even if you quit biting your nails the deformed nail beds will not return back to normal and the nails will look very odd. -Infections due to nail biting are very common. The germs that are present under the nails can lead to gum infections and other health problems. -Nail biters are extremely conscious in the presence of people because they are embarrassed of their badly bitten nails. Such people start avoiding meeting people and being in the company of people.
In the next post we will discuss some simple ways to get rid of this habit. Stay put!