The Scot bit his nails and got blood poisoning


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A resident of the British city of Westcliff-on-sea (Essex, Scotland) ended up in the hospital with a severe blood infection due to the habit of biting your fingernails. This publication reports The Mirror.

In January, Ricky Kennedy (Chris Kennedy) so much was bitten on the big toenail, under it formed a bubble of liquid. 57-year-old man went to the doctor and he told him to take antibiotics. However, after a few days the pain spread all over her body and was so strong that he could not move. Wife called an ambulance with a suspected heart attack.

“I didn’t even think that the reason for all — the wound on the finger. I was so hurt that I thought I would die,” he said.

Doctors diagnosed Kennedy sepsis and stated that the probability of survival in this case is 50 percent. The man was discharged from the hospital in may, two months he had to take antibiotics. He is now suffering from many complications: erosion of the clavicle, infectious arthritis and asthma.

However, Kennedy is very happy to finally be home: “I was lucky to survive. I am not so healthy and strong, but I’m here with family, and that’s the main thing.” A man plays guitar in the Church choir and believes that the prayers of the congregation helped him to heal.

According to the publication, the average in the UK per year from a blood infection and dies 44 thousand people.

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