Integumentary System

Mia Hoang, 4th period, 7th grade


The integumentary skin protects the tissues and organs in your body by acting as a defense system. It protects you from dehydration. It also protects the body from the ultra violet rays from the sun that can cause sun burn and skin cancer. Skin can also protect your body from viruses and infections to enter your body. The integumentary ski n can store water, fat, and vitamin D.

Layers of Skin

The outler layer of the skin is the epidermis. The inner layer of the skin is called the dermis.

The epidermis is the thinner layering the dermis is thicker and more complex. The dermis includes connected tissue, elastic fibers, nerve endings, muscles, hair follicles, oil and sweat glands.

Diseases and Treatments

•Sun burn can happen from over exposure from the sun's ultra violet rays. Sun burn can peel your skin and make your skin red. You can help prevent this by putting on sunscreen and not spending a lot of time outside when it's super hot. Treatment includes pain reliever and crime to help with soothing of skin.

•Athletes foot is a skin infection on your feet caused by fungus. It can cause blisters, redness, scaling, and itching. Some ways to prevent this is avoid walking barefoot in public places, keep toenails short, and change socks daily. Some treatments include using special cream and keeping your feet dry. You can visit a dermatologist for athletes foot.

•Acne is a disorder of oil and hair glands. It appears as red bumps and pimples on the face, chest, and back. Treatment includes vitamin A products, antibiotics, and washing your face. A dermatologist can treat this.

How Does This system work with another system

The nervous system is a network of nerve cells and fibers that transmits nerve impulses between parts of the body. When someone touches your skin, you immediately feel it because the nerve cells send a signal to your brain. It senses pain and feeling. Your epidermis is sense the touch.