Unwelcome Pigment: Yellow Nails Quiz
by Staff
Whether you clip and forget or have a weekly mani/pedi, you may not know much about your nails -- and what to do when they start looking dingy or dented. Have yellow nails got you blue?

What is the most common cause of yellow nails?

  • fungal infection
  • zinc deficiency
  • anemia

True or false: The condition of your nails may be a clue to some serious underlying health issues.

  • true
  • false

What's the best way to whiten nails that have yellowed from nail polish?

  • hydrogen peroxide
  • baking soda
  • denture cleaners
  • all of the above

How often should you use nail polish removers?

  • no more than once per week
  • no more than two or three times per week
  • daily

What is the best type of moisturizer to apply to your nails and cuticles to keep them healthy?

  • petroleum jelly
  • olive oil
  • lotions containing lactic acid
  • all of the above

Which essential oil may help treat athlete's foot and onychomycosis, common nail fungal infections?

  • lavender oil
  • clove oil
  • peppermint oil
  • tea tree oil

What serious health conditions may cause yellowing nails?

  • lymphedema
  • psoriasis
  • type 2 diabetes
  • all of these

Which of the following acne treatments may cause yellowing nails?

  • salicylic acid
  • tetracycline
  • benzoyl peroxide
  • retinols

True or false: Calcium supplements will help keep your nails long, strong and healthy.

  • true
  • false

Which mineral may help treat yellow nail syndrome?

  • sodium
  • calcium
  • cobalt
  • zinc