How Fast Do Nails Grow Quiz
by Staff
Why does it take so long for your fingernails to grow? Learn all about nail health and nail growth this this quiz.

Nails are made of a protein called:

  • Kerosene
  • Keramine
  • Keratin

When a child hits puberty his nail growth slows by this percent of its previous rate:

  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent
  • 10 percent

Pregnancy increases nail growth.

  • True
  • False

Which of these drugs can slow nail growth or cause them to fall off?

  • Steroids
  • Human growth hormone (HGH)
  • Chemotherapy

Toenails grow faster than fingernails.

  • True
  • False

Do the nails on one hand grow faster than the other?

  • No, they both grow at the same rate.
  • Yes, the nails on your dominant hand grow faster.
  • Yes, the nails on your other hand grow faster than those on your dominant hand.

Your nails grow faster in the winter.

  • True
  • False

If you lose a fingernail, how long will it take to regrow completely?

  • Eight months
  • Two or three months.
  • Four to six months.

Lost toenails grow back in a year to a year and a half.

  • True
  • False

If you notice a significant change in the growth of your nails you should:

  • Consider whether you've hit puberty.
  • Consume more protein.
  • See your doctor.