Can biting your nails be good for the immune system?
According to a new study, Young children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may be less likely to develop allergies later in childhood. Thumb-sucking and nail-biting appeared to prevent some allergies among the children. Thumb-sucking and nail-biting was assessed and recorded at ages five, seven, nine, and 11, and allergies were tested for at age 13 and 32. In conclusion, thumb-suckers or nail-biters were significantly less likely to have allergies.
@beldon Biting nails, and sucking thumb can be good. once our bodies have been exposed to these potentially harmful germs for the first time, we start to build up antibodies and subsequently strengthen our immune systems. Nail-biting brings newer germs into the body, which in effect, Keeps your immune system at work, by keeping the immune system actively fending off bacteria, Nail-biting continuously strengthens it more and more.