Treating Nail Infections Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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Daily activites can put you at risk for nail infections like athlete's food. Take our quiz to learn how to prevent nail infections before they start.

True or false: Nails can't get sick; it's the skin around the nail that gets infected.

False. Nails are alive, and just like any other part of your body, they can get sick.


Which of the following is not a sign of a nail infection?

All of these are signs of a nail infection.


Which pair are bacterial nail infections?

Paronychia and pseudomonas are bacterial nail infections.


How long does it take for a new nail to grow after a nail has been removed or fallen off?

It takes about one year for a nail to grow back after it's been removed.


What type of fungal infection starts as a discolored dot on your big toe but can cause nails to thicken and flake as the infection progresses?

Onychomycosis is a fungal nail infection commonly caused by the fungus Trichophyton rubrum.


Pseudomonas is also commonly known by which colorful expression?

Pseudomonas is also commonly known as ñgreen nailsîor ñgreen spots.î


Yes or no: Vicks VapoRub helps heal infected nails.

Maybe? While it's a known home-remedy, VapoRub hasn't been clinically proven to treat nail infections.


What effects, if any, does chemotherapy have on nails?

All of these can be side effects of chemotherapy treatment.


Which of the following treatments is used against fungal nail infections?

All of these treatments are options to rid nails of fungal infections.


Which of the following treatments is not used to treat bacterial nail infections?

prescription antibacterial soap


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