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Is there higher risk of infections if someone chews their nails?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: No.

Unsightly but not dangerous.
Chewing your cuticles, however, may lead to a staphylococcal infection.

In brief: No.

Unsightly but not dangerous.
Chewing your cuticles, however, may lead to a staphylococcal infection.
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