Nail biting, or if you want to get fancy, “onychophagia,” is one of the most common symptoms of anxiety and stress. It often happens completely unconsciously. However, this compulsion has some pretty brutal consequence like transmitting bacterial infections, exposure to colds and the flu, and making your nails look like they went through a blender.
Could Your Symptoms Be Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)?
When pimple-like bumps or boils start showing up in areas where skin rubs together, you may question what’s going on with your body. Take the quiz to see if your symptoms may be HS—a chronic inflammatory skin condition that may be linked to the immune system.
Please note: This quiz is not meant to diagnose patients with HS. After completing this quiz, please talk to your dermatologist about your answers as soon as possible.