Why do some of us bite our nails? While watching your favorite TV show? Or on the road to somewhere?
Is it normal to bite nails?
In some cases, we can’t recognize that nail biting becomes part of our mannerism. It usually starts from childhood, going through adulthood stage.
However, experts warn that fingernail biting habit, when continued, can lead to more serious problems.
According to webMD.com “The problem can range from a mild, occasional habit to an ongoing and more serious problem.”
Boredom and stress are two of the main reasons why people bite their nails. It helps people get rid of their anxiety or to keep themselves busy.
In addition, they said frustration and loneliness can increase nail biting.
Psychological problems are also connected to this habit. “Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), wherein people who wash their hands several times in a row may also bite their nails as part of the same spectrum of behaviors,” webMD.com said.
Psychiatric problem like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) shows symptoms through children’s nail biting.
These cases of regular nail biting can cause harm. Your fingers end up sore.
It also damages your teeth. The skin around the nails gets infected due to bleeding.
Some of the best ways to solve this habit, according to mayoclinic.org, is to avoid factors leading to nail biting.
Doing physical activities to manage stress and anxiety, keeping finger nails trimmed and manicured, or just using your hands to more satisfying act can do.
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