Biting Your Nails Is More Than Just a Bad Habit

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(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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Published: August 2015

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