kittylikker_ t1_j9j52bc wrote

Right? I never had to write up any of my female employees for filling their sinuses with grease on a $5 bet, or trying to pin casters to coworkers in order to engage in bizarre "tech races" in which they intended to sit on the be-castered coworker and steer them via a length of nasty rope from the pit in the fashion of an equestrian bit.


kittylikker_ t1_j8h10tl wrote

So, it is my understanding that Duadopa is supposed to be less likely to induce tardive dyskinesia than oral ingestion of Levadopa. Is this because it's pumped directly to the GI system? How would it have a positive effect on the lungs & heart that way? And is there a reason that tryptophan isn't used in the treatment of Parkinson's?


kittylikker_ t1_j2cj6nu wrote

Hop into a lab and pop the scrapings from under your nails into a petri dish. Grow a culture. Then come back and ask me again.

You should be washing your hands before you eat, but given that 70% of the population doesn't do that, and that only 13% of the remaining population use soap, it's unlikely that's happening.

>As long as you're not using nail-biting as a nervous habit

... for what other reason does one bite their nails regularly?

>and biting them past the tip of the finger, it shouldn't hurt the nail.

My comment was about the ingestion of fecal and other bacteria from unknown sources as it gets stuck under our nails in our daily lives. Door handles, light switches, debit machines, etc... When I work on people's vehicles, I wear gloves when handling their keys and anything inside of the vehicle because people are gross.

Also, cutting or biting a nail too short (which the definition of varies from person to person, and it isn't always to or past the edge of the bed) can cause growth issues depending on the frequency and mechanism of damage.

>And putting your finger in your mouth is extremely common.

It's a habit which ought to have been broken by the time one has hit adolescence. It shouldn't be extremely common, especially given the rapid mutation of communicable diseases right now.


kittylikker_ t1_j28bsuz wrote

Hi! Certified nail tech here!

First off, please stop chewing your nails. Seriously, the amount of unsavoury sh!t you literally have under your nails would make you retch if you knew. Please stop putting that in your mouth.

Damage to the nail bed can absolutely affect the shape of the nail. Illness or traumatic events can affect the growth and structure of our nails (and hair!) as well. However, what you are describing sounds more like a potential fungal infection or a vitamin or mineral deficiency. You'll want to see a GP for a blood panel and potentially a scraping.

And stop eating your hands.