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Anxious nail-biters and chewers: Beware the Paronychia!

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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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Paronychia is an infection and painful swelling of the folds around the finger or toenails.
It can be chronic or acute, and have several, sometimes unknown causes.
However, chewing the fingernails to stumps, or tearing the edges may well develop into Paronychia.

It ranges in severity, but it is usually very painful.

I wonder if anybody can share some tips or treatments?

Just to think: while biting your nails stressing over everything, you might get yourself something extra to worry about!
And I'm speaking from experience - ouch!


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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 08:11 PM
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Never bite a hang-nail!




posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 08:43 PM
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ewwww

listien here i'll tell you what the causes are.


Diet. eating to much or not enough of certain vital nutrients etc


Socks . illergic reaction , and venting in and restricting air flow


Shoes! fungus! that perieces the socks and cooks nicely are ur warm toe nails


improper cutting of nails!


biting! yes!


not wearing socks at night
and letting all the bed bugs make love to your toe!



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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Yikes!

I recently read that computer keyboards are some of the most microbe infested areas in the house.
Especially when people eat and type!

I actually think there's something to that theory.
I mean, how would one really sterilize it?

Mine must be worse than a cutting board in a busy restaurant by now.



posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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Body art quality henna will cure fungal issues (skin, scalp, etc) but you will have to deal with your fingers being stained a reddish-orange color until it wears off (about a month on the skin, forever on the nail) but it is an all-natural way to handle the problem and has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Essential oils can be added. I have read that Paronychia can be a bacterial or fungal issue, so this may be an option depending on the cause...


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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by halfoldman

I recently read that computer keyboards are some of the most microbe infested areas in the house.
Especially when people eat and type!


Totally guilty of this but it also makes me think how awesome my immune system must be with all that bacteria.




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