Earn Certificates of Achievement as you test your skills with NAILPRO’s Professional Participation Program. In each issue, you’ll find a multiple-choice test that will allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned from our Nail Clinic column. For answers to this month’s test, see “Tough Spot.” If you earn a score of 80% or higher, you’ll be awarded a framable Certificate of Achievement. A perfect score earns a Certificate of Achievement With Honors.

Welcome to your Tough Spot Quiz

1. Corns are most often caused by ________.


2. Corns and calluses fall under the same skin condition known as hyperkeratosis.
3. Calluses can appear ________ in color.
4. Soaking corns in ________ softens the thickened skin.
5. Women are more likely to develop corns than men.
6. At-home care using a moisturizing lotion or cream that contains ________ can help gradually soften hard corns and calluses.
7. To treat corns during pedicure services, the use of a ________ is recommended on clean, moist surfaces.
8. Clients should see a podiatrist if corns become very painful or inflamed or inhibit daily life.
9. Corns are different than calluses because they ________.
10. ________ of corns occur on the top of the toe as a result of ill-fitting shoes.
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