This Proves Biting Your Nails Could Put You In The Hospital

There is a father of two who ended up in the hospital all because he bites his fingernails. Luke Hanoman had flu symptoms for two weeks after biting down the side of his nail. He ended up under constant observation for four days in the hospital after it was discovered he has sepsis. This is blood poisoning that kills tens of thousands of people every year. It occures when the body reacts to an infection by attacking its own organs and tissues. 

Symptoms of this include: 

  • Slurred speech or confusion
  • Extreme shivering or muscle pain
  • Passing no urine in a day
  • Severe breathlessness
  • It feels like you are dying
  • Skin mottled or discoloured

Symptoms in children are:

  • Fast breathing
  • Fits or convulsions
  • Mottled, bluish or pale skin
  • Rashes that do not fade when pressed
  • Lethargy
  • Feeling abnormally cold