Onychophagia (Nail Biting)

Onychophagia (Nail Biting): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Initially, nail-biting is typically a relatively non-destructive, cosmetic issue that is merely a cosmetic concern. However, it may develop into a more serious, long-term issue. An onychophagia, or onychophagic disorder, is characterized by chronic, seemingly uncontrollable nail-biting leading to damage to fingertips and adjacent tissues. Onychophagia and some related behaviors like lip-biting and cheek chewing…

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