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habits that harm

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Weapon X, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    Like many others, you probably have a bunch of disgusting habits. While the following unattractive behaviours probably won’t kill you, they can be harmful and some can cause long-term damage so take your nails out of your mouth and read on.

    Nail and finger biting
    Calgary dermatologist Dr. Thomas Enta says biting nails and surrounding skin exposes the area to bacteria from the mouth.
    Risks: If you do this for a long time you can actually distort your fingernails and ruin your career as a potential hand model. Even worse, you can wind up with infected fingers. For serious infections, Enta says, needles of cortisone are injected into the nail fold. Ouch!
    Quit it: For incentive to keep from making your hands a main course, you can try the bitter-tasting nail stuff or apply a pretty nail polish. — You wouldn’t want to ruin a nice manicure, would you?

    In your attempts to make those zits disappear you can actually make them bigger. If you don’t squeeze all of the oil out, they can grow larger and look worse.
    Risks: Pimples that leave scars are usually the big ones. So if you squeeze a small one, it can get larger and if you try to excavate a biggie, the damage can be permanent.
    Quit it: Ask a dermatologist or an esthetician to extract your pimples. And if you miss the inexplicable thrill of pimple-popping, become an esthetician.

    Tough, leathery skin builds up, one little peel leads to another and soon the skin on your feet is broken and sore.
    Risks: If you have a break in the skin, you’re more likely to develop an infection, says Dr. Martie Gidon, a Toronto-based dermatologist. "The infection can spread up your leg, become cellulitis and you will need intravenous antibiotics to treat it."
    Quit it: Ask a dermatologist if the dry, flaky skin is caused by psoriasis, dermatitis or eczema and, if it is, have it treated. However, if it is a simple case of dryness, draw a foot bath and add a some oil to the water, use exfoliating creams, apply petroleum jelly and wrap your feet in plastic cling-wrap overnight.

    This bad habit brings bacteria into your nose. And your fingernails — the ones you’ve stopped biting — can break the skin, creating a habitat for infections.
    Risks: In the skin around the nostril, infection can set in. You can get nosebleeds and, in more serious cases, a perforated nasal septum (the cartilage that divides your nose into two halves). Fixing that requires surgery.
    Quit it: Remember Billy, in your fifth-grade class, and how disgusting he looked picking his nose.

    People reach for keys, pens, cotton-tip swabs and, of course, their fingers when their ears are itchy or feel plugged. But these instruments can push what’s in there further in.
    Risks: Dr. Andrea Garland, a Saint John N.B, ear, nose and throat specialist says wax is there for a reason. If you manage to get it out, the skin in your ear can become dry and crack, leaving it open to infection. If you push a cotton-tip swab too far into your ear you can perforate your ear drum or damage little bones, causing permanent hearing loss.
    Quit it: Think of how gross that wax feels on your fingers. Or worse, taste it.

    MochaSofa, July 2002
  2. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    fuck that, I clean my ears at least three times a day. I have to.
  3. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
    That's Dirty.

  4. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 17, 2003 Messages: 3,966 Likes Received: 0
    crakin tha knuckelzz>>
  5. Propaganda

    Propaganda Guest

    Wearing the same boxers over and over again. :D
  6. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
  7. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 17, 2003 Messages: 3,966 Likes Received: 0
    thats deep..shit like this puts me in that thinking zone..don't know why..
  8. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
    Welcome to my world.

  9. i11igul

    i11igul Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003 Messages: 1,810 Likes Received: 0
    what about itchin your crack n smellin it :looks down in shame:
  10. Anyone

    Anyone Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2000 Messages: 430 Likes Received: 0
    ...you forgot pulling out.
  11. ~OSCAR_80~

    ~OSCAR_80~ New Jack

    Joined: Apr 24, 2002 Messages: 42 Likes Received: 0
    MASTURBATING!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  12. caL

    caL Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 2,056 Likes Received: 0
    i scratch my balls
  13. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    They're right about big zits. I have a scar on my nose that will forever remind me of puberty......
  14. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    were to begin?
  15. XxSugarxX

    XxSugarxX Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 25, 2002 Messages: 897 Likes Received: 0
    the most harmful.