Health experts claim that persons (especially ladies) with long nails are at more risk of contracting deadly typhoid. According to the experts, the nails are capable of harboring germs, bacteria and even virus underneath them even if hands are washed. This applies to guys who also keep long nails as well.
Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by Salmonella Typhi bacteria. When your nails attract this bacteria. Your periodic hand washing wouldn’t suffice in eliminating it.
It was also explained further by the expert that people with long nails tend to bite them off and this practice can lead to the virus, germs and bacterial entering their systems easily.
Several individuals have been using hand sanitizer but the expert warned that this alone won’t do the trick for people with long nails as they may still have the bacterial inside of their nails.
“Long nails, nail varnish, and nail extensions have always been a no-no for anybody who needs spotlessly clean hands; nurses, doctors, therapists, cooks, mothers, and careers.”
“Germs such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses (including even the Coronavirus) can harbor underneath the nail space and easily be transmitted to whatever you touch. Put simply, you cannot see the dirt that lies beneath.”
“Doctors know this and rigorously scrub under their nails before donning gloves and performing surgery; with a sterile nail brush and sanitizing solution. We should now follow their example.”
“It is advisable to cut your nails as short as possible as they harbor infection.” A British beauty and aesthetics expert Dr Elisabeth Dancey warned.
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