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Elizabeth in KY
04-05-2011, 09:21 PM
that a kid who lost one toe-nail to infection would STOP chewing his toenails. :eek:

"Mom . . . how high are my chances of getting another toenail infection? What if my toe is bleeding because I chewed down too far?"

Then I did it. I asked why he was chewing the toenail again.

"I had to get the bug out."

Yes, girls. He claims that there was a bug stuck under his toenail. It may have been a tick. I didn't see it. He flushed it right after he got it out. Ugh.

I did mention that most of our toenail clippers have files attached. That MIGHT be a better way to clean under a toenail.

Rachel Jane
04-06-2011, 06:42 AM
:lol: I mean :eek:
but really...:roflol:

04-06-2011, 10:11 AM

I have one that is a toe nail biter also. Egads.

04-06-2011, 10:39 AM
I have to say I've never heard of toenail biting...:eek::eek:

My 20yo dd bites her fingernails so bad, that a few weeks ago, she got an infection and had to get it lanced in the ER.. she still chews her fingernails :unsure:

Hayley M
04-06-2011, 10:44 PM
Gross. I have a friend who's son does this, and he too had an infection in his toe nail. He too still does it.

Nail biting is beyond a bad habit -- it is a form of OCD, and it's very difficult to stop doing. People who nail bite will often so other signs of obsessive or compulsive behavior (minor as they may be).

Kendra AU
04-07-2011, 12:48 AM
I'm just relieved that I'm not the only one with a nail chewer!

Diane E.
04-07-2011, 05:50 PM
ugh....one of my daughters bites both her fingers and her toes.....yuck!