# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nail Technician I Task 1242371306

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify nail disorders and how they can be serviced by a nail technician.

Definition

Identification should include possible treatments, including proper nail care, hot oil manicures, and avoidance of harsh soaps for disorders such as
  • corrugations or furrows
  • leuconychia
  • onychauxis
  • onychatrophia
  • pterygium
  • onychophagy
  • onychorrhexis
  • hangnails
  • eggshell nails
  • blue nails
  • bruised nails.
Some nail disorders cannot be treated by the nail technician but should be referred to a physician. These could include
  • pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • onychia
  • onychogryposis
  • onychomycosis
  • onycholysis
  • onychoptosis
  • paronychia
  • pyogenic granuloma.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are signs of nail disorder?
  • When should the client be referred to a physician?
  • What suggestions might be made to help a client stop nail biting?