Is Swallowing Fingernails Safe?

No need to worry cause its very rare to have swallowed a finger nail and that will hurt you. Why? Read on!

Have you ever been admonished not to chew your fingernails, and not to swallow them?  Parents will often say that fingernails will arrest in your stomach for 7 years.  Is this true?

This data is by all odds not true. Fingernails will be partly broken down by the acids in your stomach.  What’s left will then go through your intestinal tract and turn part of your stool.

She does warn that, on very rarified occasion, a sharp fingernail could convert stuck in the appendix and could cause inflammation or appendicitis; she points, however, that such an act would be extremely rare.

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