Necessity of regular nail cutting in hands and legsThe nail in the fingers of our hands and legs are growing daily to certain level and we should keep our nails well cutting regularly, as told by our elders and stressed by doctors recently. According to science, the nail in human body normally grows one inch in twenty five days.
The gaps of nail and flesh in fingers used to get filled with some dust from any source and the dust is very much harmful to our body if we swallow the same along with our food. Onychomychosis, a type of fungel infection will develop in some persons' cases and the same is contagious even through the nail cutter to others. Some worms like 'pinworm' would develop in the gaps of nail and flesh in many cases and results to further disease to humans.
The regular cutting of nails in fingers are said to be a must to every human. For children and old aged persons, the able persons should do regularly to avoid further diseases in them. We are seeing many old persons left their nails in hands and legs as it is due to inability or laziness. In cases of children it helps further from their nail biting. If we do not cut their nails regularly and blame them for nail biting , it is just a waste. If the children do not show the fingers for nail cutting, the parents should do for them with much care while they are sleeping.
A person usually doing social service to public based Karnataka state, regularly visits all Old age homes and do cut the nails of old age people as a service. Though we do not do such service, atleast we could do for our house elders and children besides ourselves.