We all think that nail biting is a sign of nervousness. However, it could be a cause of many problems and sometimes it could have a fatal ending, such as death.
If you, or someone you know, have this habit, give your best to give up while it’s not too late.
This is John Gardener, a 40-year-old man who couldn’t stop biting his nails, even after the prohibition of his doctor. This habit led him to a painful septic infection and a heart attack.
The nail biting is really dangerous. The doctors said that he have been biting his nails until they start bleeding. Because of that, his fingers were ruined and became insensitive to pain. The cause for this were anxiety and depression.
‘’ John’s nails have been always in a poor condition, and often bleeding” – said Dr. Vernon.
The initial bleeding became worse, and one of these wounds got a septic infection. Even the antibiotics couldn’t help and at the end his fingers were amputated. He felt good for some time, but this didn’t last for long. According to the surgeon, only a few days after John’s 40th birthday, he had a heart attack, because of the septic infection.
“This wasn’t expected – said Jean Gardener (John’s mother) – it hit us really hard, I don’t want this happen to anyone, this is a real tragedy.”