1. Skin picking, the removal of the skin around the nail edges, may cause pain and a scaly, rough appearance.
Fingers may become prone to infection and take longer to recover.
2. Nail biting may increase the risk of infections on the hands.
Bacteria and fungi can enter through open wounds or damaged skin around the nails.
3. Skin picking may lead to skin damage and permanent scarring on the hands.
Continuous picking and biting cause irritation, inflammation, and potential scarring that may be difficult to conceal.
4. Skin picking and nail biting may disrupt the natural balance of the skin and nails, resulting in dryness, flakiness, and cracking.
These issues can make the hands appear unsightly and feel itchy.
5.Skin picking and nail biting may have psychological consequences, including decreased self-esteem, social anxiety, and isolation.
These habits can evoke feelings of embarrassment, shame, or guilt.