• Dad left fighting for life after nail biting leads to deadly infection
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    Dad left fighting for life after nail biting leads to deadly infection

    His finger ballooned and started oozing green puss.

  • Dermatologists share advice on how to kick the nail-biting habit
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    Dermatologists share advice on how to kick the nail-biting habit

    Typically it begins in childhood, continues through adulthood, and the consequences are not limited to exposed fingertips, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology who want to help you let them grow. "Chronic nail biting can cause serious problems," says board-certified dermatologist Margaret E. Parsons, MD, FAAD of the University of California, Davis. "In addition to making the skin around your nails feel sore, repeated nail biting can damage the tissue that makes nails grow, resulting in abnormal-looking nails.

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