It is surprising the fact that many people believe that nail biting is just a sign of anxiety or nervousness. But is less familiar the fact that nail bite can cause many other health issues, even sometimes it could have a fatal ending like death.
It is very important to stop biting your nails. Also it is very important to help others to stop nail biting, while it’s not too late.
John Gardner, who is a 40-year-old man, is the man who couldn’t stop biting his nails. Actually he still has this bad habit.
His doctor has prohibited him to bite his nails, but he continued doing that. Unfortunately, this bad habit it caused him a painful septic infection and a heart attack.
Biting nails is really dangerous habit. He has been biting his nails until they started bleeding, the doctors explain. That is the reason why his fingers were ruined and became insensitive to pain. This bad habit, as we mentioned, the major causes were anxiety and depression.
Also Dr. Vernon explains that John’s nails were always in very bad condition and they very often were bleeding.
This bleeding, after a while become worse, and this condition it have caused a septic infection. His doctor has prescribed to him some antibiotics, but unfortunately they could help him. Eventually his fingers were amputated. After the surgery, John felt good for some time, but it didn’t last for long.
The surgeon explained that, he had a heart attack due to a septic infection, only a few days after John’s 40th birthday.
John’s mother, Jean Gardener says that they didn’t expect this to happen . ‘’It hit us really hard, I don’t want this happen to anyone, this is a real tragedy.”
As we concluded, nails biting is not just an esthetic issue, also it can lead to more serious and life-threatening problems, so you should stop doing that and advice other people not to do that as well.