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Is it normal to eat toe nails?
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Ok so im 19 and i have this thing where i eat my toe nails. when im alone at home i clip them and swallow them. i dont really know if this is sanitary but i cant stop! i just want to know does anybody else do this or am i alone?
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I chew them, but do not swallow.
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michaelskvortsov
eh, there's no problem with that at all. it's just the same as biting and eating your fingernails, except that you have to be more limber. I bend over, chew off, and eat my toenails all the time. I'll even chew on my wife's toenails.
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EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!! You eat your wife's toenails?????????????????
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well this is my mom's acout and i am 13 i have thing where i'll chew on my nail for an hour or two then swallow it even with my bracesi want to know can i die doing it and i am very clean about it
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haha my boyfriend asks to chew my finger nails.
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I have this problem as well and I also enjoy eating my wife's toenails even though she does think that it is weird. When she grooms them with her clipper I ask her if she is going to eat that and she says no but I can't have it because she thinks its gross so I have to steal it from her and sometimes even hold her down to get them. Sooo satisfying
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I eat my toe and finger nails too AND swallow them. I did this just today in fact. I've been doing it for years but I don't know WHY I do it. It's something I feel I have to do. Maybe it helps relieve my anxiety or something.
It's quiet normal as alot of us do this. You are not alone.
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I just threw up in my mouth a little.
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i like to smell them but never eat them
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I do the same thing!!!!!! also with my fingernails, ever since i was a kid.
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@: Snaekie
Samee :)
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It's normal, I'm into that too :)
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I do this all the time. I even put my toe in my mouth and bite it off.. its yum :)
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I'm sure you could physically stop chewing on your toenails but choose not to. After I get out of the shower, I do the same thing sometimes but mostly because they don't grow as fast as my fingernails. And you know what I say to you 'Ew gross' people, I've been doing it since I was a little kid before I knew it was 'wrong' and I'm still alive. I don't do it in front of other people and who knows, maybe the small dose of germs is strengthening my immune system.
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hah I did that when I was a KID but as I got older I realized how completely unsanitary it is. But, it's your body and nails are composed of the same things as our bones so it's not like your ingesting chemicals or toxins. I would say it's normal but if people witnessed you eating your tonenails they would probably be disgusted
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Wow, I had no idea there were so many like me until I finished going through most of the comments!!! It's nice to know I wasn't alone.
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I thought I was the only one <3
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TheBlueOne
LOL! When I was little I used to suck on my toes!!! XD Up until I knew better and knew that it was gross and dirty, but I guess I liked the salty taste! OMG I can't stop laughing at myself it's hard to type! X] And kind of hard to admit this, but if it makes you feel any better than by all means. :] Anywho if you want to stop this then it seems easy enough. Just tell yourself no and when you get a really bad urge, just get up and do something. Anything, it can be productive or completely a waste of time. Just try to distract yourself, and even being around other people when you get that urge it will definatly help. You wouldn't want to embarass yourself in front of everyone just to eat your toe nails would you? Good luck kicking this habit! :D
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Umm . . . I've never heard this one before.

But trust me, there are worse habits.
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i don't really eat them, but i do suck them and then i spit them out.. if the fingernail is sharp, it could cut your throat and get stuck.. just warning you! :)
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I chew my hands nails but dont eat em I tried toes but my neck started hurting.
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lol
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GROSS.
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thats disgusting yuk!!!!
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No: its bad for your digestive system. Stop! Or you might get a serious medical problem!
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Ew what the heck this is disturbing.
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hey baby wanna eat my hairy toe nails
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my boyfriend does it even infront of me, i use to find it weird and nasty but i got use to it after a while ive been with him for 4 yrs and he still does it. i love him though so it doesnt bother me at all.
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I do it.

When you think about it, lots of animals bite and eat their own nails. Kinda like how snakes eat their skin shedding. I don't think there's anything wrong with it.

If you think about it in the past when most humans were farmers, maybe they even got B12 from ingesting the soil on their nails! :P
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karmasAbich
How is it that the people who don't do an unhealthy habbit, come off as the weird, disliked ones? It's pretty nasty and I'm proud to say it.
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A girl called Amelia Holdsworth bites her toenails off chews them for 10 days, takes them out and sniffs them for a while, then swallows them
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Hey im 20 and i do the same exact shit! in fact i just finished clipping them and eating them.. i wait for them to grow long too.. i also love the smell of my own feet lol not weird at all!
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what about if a person has done so since they were small children with their finger or toe nails...i was wondering if in a weird way if this would maybe help them build a strond immune system due to subjecting themselves to all these germs repeatedly..i have been a nail bitter and eater since as long as I can remember and I am rarely sick nor was I ever often I'll growing up..now like most people growing up I had at least one case of most every normal viruse..strep..chicken..mumps..mono..flu...but most only once..even strep I have had maybe only twice and when the family all pass a cold..or bug..i seem to get just a tiny symptom..if that..hate me for asking what people think..but that's what we are all on here for...let me know any thoughts.
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You really, really CAN stop, and you should, because that's disgusting and unnecessary.
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no it's not normal and no i don't do it! u're just a disgusting freak
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