Nailbiting question

Pamela J Snyderer snyder.9 at
Tue Apr 16 19:18:42 EST 1996

In article
<Pine.SOL.3.91-941213.960418211916.27617A-100000 at>, S J
Holton <S.J.Holton at> wrote:

> Could anybody tell me whether excessive chewing of nails is detrimental 
> to ones health.  Surely such action will stimulate the stomach into 
> producing excess digestive juices in anticipation of the expected food, 
> but with no food arriving, the stomach will damage itself?
> Also I have noticed that people who excessively chew there nails suffer
from a 
> subsquent loss in ability to memorise facts. Is there any known basis for 
> such observations?
> Thankyou

I'd say the most detrimental thing about biting your fingernails is
sucking down all those bacteria that can hide out under even the
cleanest-looking nails.

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