Nail biting, also known as onychophagy or onychophagia, is an oral compulsive
habit. It is sometimes described as a parafunctional activity, the common use of ...
Oct 19, 2015 ... Fingertips are hives of nastiness, and are home to various types of bacteria,
fungus, and YEAST (eww). One particularly prevalent germ found ...
Jul 26, 2014 ... There are many theories why nail biting is common, but this may actually be
harmful to you beyond the emotional effects.
And by biting them, you are breaking the skin and maybe bringing germs into
these openings in your skin. In fact, some people bite their nails and cuticles
May 20, 2010 ... Let's start with a few facts. Nail biting (technically called Onychophagia) is fairly
widespread, and varies wildly with age, as outlined below:.
Aug 18, 2014 ... The question: I've always been told that I should stop biting my nails ... None of
the above "advice" has any scientific basis in fact whatsoever.
You increase your risk of oral bacterial infections every time you bite your nails
thanks to the fact that your hands are so dirty. Did you know that biting your nails
Jul 2, 2014 ... It is seriously gross how dangerous biting your nails can be. ... The fact that it is
disgusting is even the title of this article. Why you mad? 7. Reply.
Oct 23, 2015 ... Up there with nervous habits like thumb-sucking, biting your nails is one of the
bad ones. If you're a nail-biter (or know someone who is), here are 12 gros
reasons ... 7 Photos That Prove You Can, In Fact, Dress Just Like Your ...
Oct 1, 2012 ... But some psychiatrists see nail biting as a much more benign habit. ... In fact, with
OCD, it's more likely you won't, says Mathews. "As genetically ...