Health Tip: Don't Bite Your Nails

Health Tip: Don't Bite Your Nails

Health Tip: Don't Bite Your Nails

It can lead to health problems

(HealthDay News) -- Nail biting is more than just a bad habit, it can harm your health.

The American Academy of Dermatology warns against these potential side effects of nail biting:

  • Soreness and bleeding of nearby skin.
  • Poor nail appearance, which may be permanent if you bite your nails long enough.
  • Infection of the nails and nearby skin.
  • Infection of the mouth or gums.
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