Nail Disorders And Diseases Quiz!

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Have you ever experienced a nail disorder or disease? Nail disorders are more common than you think. Transverse ridges are typically transient due to a temporary disturbance in nail growth, illness, trauma, infection, and pitted nails are caused by psoriasis and eczema. Green nails may be caused by pseudomonal infection, which results in green or black discoloration. These are just a few exemplars of nail disorders and diseases. Take this quiz and nail a passing score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A normal healthy nail is firm and flexible and should be:
    • A. 

      Smooth & unspotted

    • B. 

      Uneven & unspotted

    • C. 

      Long & unspotted

    • D. 

      Short & unspotted

  • 2. 
    If a client has ridges running vertically down the length of the natural nail plate, it is recommended that you:
    • A. 

      File them aggressively

    • B. 

      Buff them carefully

    • C. 

      Thin the nail plate

    • D. 

      Refer the client to a physician 

  • 3. 
    The medical term for fungal infections associated with the feet is:
    • A. 

      Tinea pathogenic

    • B. 

      Tinea pedis 

    • C. 

      Tinea alopecia

    • D. 

      Paronychia 

  • 4. 
    A typical bacterial infection on the nail plate can be identified in the early stages as a ____ spot that becomes darker in its advanced stages.
    • A. 

      Orange-red

    • B. 

      White-gray

    • C. 

      Blue-green

    • D. 

      Yellow-green

  • 5. 
    The separation and falling off of a nail from the nail bed is a sign of:
    • A. 

      Onychia

    • B. 

      Paronychia

    • C. 

      Onychomadesis

    • D. 

      Pyogenic granuloma 

  • 6. 
    Which of the following does not cause onychorrhexis?
    • A. 

      Injury to the matrix

    • B. 

      Heredity

    • C. 

      Aggressive filing techniques 

    • D. 

      Insufficient use of cuticle removers

  • 7. 
    Tiny pits or severe roughness on the surface of the nail are signs of which condition?
    • A. 

      Paronychia

    • B. 

      Onychocryptosis

    • C. 

      Nail psoriasis

    • D. 

      Onychomycosis 

  • 8. 
    The term___ refers to a condition caused by injury or disease of the nail unit.
    • A. 

      Nail psoriasis

    • B. 

      Nail pterygium

    • C. 

      Nail disorder

    • D. 

      Nail service 

  • 9. 
    Splinter hemorrhages are caused by physical trauma or injury to the:
    • A. 

      Nail plate

    • B. 

      Nail bed

    • C. 

      Free edge

    • D. 

      Lunula 

  • 10. 
    Nail fungi can be transmitted through____ instruments.
    • A. 

      Sterilized

    • B. 

      Disinfected

    • C. 

      Contaminated

    • D. 

      Disposable 

  • 11. 
    Onychomadesis can affect:
    • A. 

      Only fingernails

    • B. 

      Only toenails

    • C. 

      Neither fingernails or toenails 

    • D. 

      Both fingernails and toenails 

  • 12. 
    A cosmetologist can disobey state or federal rules and regulations:
    • A. 

      If the client signs a waiver

    • B. 

      Under no circumstances

    • C. 

      With the client's verbal permission

    • D. 

      If the salon owner gives permission 

  • 13. 
    Which condition is characterized by nails that are noticeably thin, flexible, and white?
    • A. 

      Melanonychia 

    • B. 

      Plicatured nails 

    • C. 

      Smoking

    • D. 

      Poor blood circulation 

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not a common cause of surface stains on nails?
    • A. 

      Nail polish

    • B. 

      Food dyes

    • C. 

      Smoking

    • D. 

      Poor blood circulation

  • 15. 
    The condition in which a blood clot forms under the nail plate, causing a dark purplish spot is:
    • A. 

      Discolored nails 

    • B. 

      Bruised nails 

    • C. 

      Eggshell nails

    • D. 

      Plicatured nails 

  • 16. 
    The condition in which the living skin around the nail slits and tears is:
    • A. 

      Hangnail

    • B. 

      Beau's lines

    • C. 

      Melanonychia

    • D. 

      Onychophagy

  • 17. 
    The lifting of the nail plate from the bed without shedding is:
    • A. 

      Onychosis

    • B. 

      Onychocryptosis

    • C. 

      Onycholysis

    • D. 

      Onychomadesis 

  • 18. 
    The term__ refers to the significant darkening of the fingernails and toenails.
    • A. 

      Melanoychia

    • B. 

      Nail pterygium

    • C. 

      Paronychia

    • D. 

      Splint hermorrhages 

  • 19. 
    A sharp bend in one corner of the nail plate creating increased curvature is symptomatic of:
    • A. 

      Pincer nails

    • B. 

      Bruised nails 

    • C. 

      Eggshell nails 

    • D. 

      Pilcatured nails 

  • 20. 
    Depressions running across the width of the nail plate is:
    • A. 

      Ridges

    • B. 

      Splinters

    • C. 

      Beau's lines

    • D. 

      Agnail 

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