Originally Posted by koticgood
I have met two other people that have this same condition that you and I do. The thing the two people and I had in common is that we both either chewed or picked our cuticles. This + the reply above saying it is caused by damaged cuticles confirms it.
You are right it is caused by damage to the cuticle but just please know that systemic diseases such as scleroderma and lupus can damage your cuticles and create this problem. As well I take great care of my nails I just found that this last month i have blood droplets in my cuticles they did a test and my nail fold blood capillariries are very abnormal
So depends on the person if you chew or pick you fingernails expect things may happen if you don't like me i would be concerned
if any one is concerned see a doctor