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Reasons why you should not keep long fingernails

We always admire girls with long fingernails.

They look so cute, but one question many ask if they are haboring all sorts of germs.

Long fingernails can be a threat to your health as it deals with poor hygiene. There are quite a number of disadvantages that comes along with them. They include;

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Fungal infection

Fungi is mostly found in dirty areas hence the long nails can easily lead to infection. This can also lead to skin infections as the fungi can spread through to the skin.

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Bacteria

This happens especially with toenails as it may cause bad odor. This is because there is limited air circulation at the feet.

Can cause injuries

You can easily injure yourself or someone with long nails. This can happen either by accident or when intentionally used especially as a weapon when attacking someone. Also keeping long toe nails hurts when wearing shoes.

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Promotes bad hygiene

With these long nails you are likely to carry a lot of dirt beneath them especially if you don’t clan them well. Most people never give enough attention to the nails as they assume them to be clean. The best way to maintain proper hygiene is by keeping the nails short.

Limits you on some activities

There are certain activities that long nails can limit you to do especially house chores. It becomes difficult to wash or even cook with the long nails because they might break or hurt you. When nails get into contact with water they become weak and can break easily.

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Can transmit diseases

When one scratches you with such nails and scratches another person with a virus you can easily get infected. This is because of the blood contact between the infected person and the healthy one.

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