Integumentary System

Matthew O. Period 5

Integumentary System

Components Functions

(1)Skin -Protects the body's internal living tissues and

organs.

(2)Hair--Lubricates Waterproofs the body.

(3)Nails-Protects against invasion by infectious

Microorganisms

(4)Subcutaneous tissue below the skin-Protects the body

from dehydration

(5)Assorted glands--Sence receptors for touch,pressure,pain heat and cold.

Diseases

Shingles-Disease caused by varicella-zoster virus, that also causes chickenpox. The symptoms are itching,numbness,and burning pain, then after about a week the rash appears with fluid-filled blisters. Chickenpox vaccine or shingles vaccine can minimize the chances of developing shingles.


Psoriasis-it is not contagious and the symptoms are raised red lesions covered with dead skin cells. It can't be cured but treatment will help remove scales and stop skin cells from growing to quickly.


Impetigo-it is a bacterial skin infection caused by group A streptococcus. The infection occurs when the skin barrier gets brocken and bacteria gets inside. The symptoms are blisters followed by oozing and crusting. Impetigo is highly contagious and easily spreads to other parts of the body. Antibiotics shortens the duration and keeps it from spreading to others.