Why you need to stop right now if you pick the skin around your nails

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We have seen many people tugging at the skin around their nails, wrenching their wrists, and biting their nails as well. This is an act of nervousness and can be referred to as a disease known as Dermatophagia. This disease has been linked with obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as various anxiety disorders and should be treated at the earliest. Now, what harm can, chewing your skin really lead to? Is it dangerous? Should it be prevented? This article would talk about the side effects that you may face if you chew your nails and skin around it.

1 Consuming germs around your nails

Biting your skin not only damages the cuticles of the nails but also helps you to consume germs around your nails. A large number of germs gather around the skin on a regular basis and thus may result in serious infections in and around and fingernails and sometimes internally as well. The skin tissues can also be damaged if it is chewed too much. The cuticles in the nails can also get infected by the saliva that is touching the nails while chewing.Also many a times, it is seen that your skin may get discolored if it is chewed a lot. This will affect the skin around the nails as well as the nails. Your nails also look ugly if they are continuously bitten. Chewing the skin around the nails is a bad habit that needs to be overcome- the sooner the better.

Consuming germs around your nails

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