Cailan Niswonger p1
What is the intergumentary system?
The five functions of the integumentary system
The primary function of the integumentary system is to act like a barrier to protect our bodies from outside forces.It also helps our bodies regulate the body tempeture and to protect against bacteria and diseases.It also eliminates waste product and to retain water.
A microscopic look at the hair skin and nails.
Get up close in personal with this microscopic view of the epidermis and the dermis!
Diseases and treatment
there skin.Melinine cells are the thing that gives your body pigment.People with fair skin will be more likely to get skin cancer if they are in the sun. Symptoms of this skin Cancer is moles or bumps on your skin.You may also have sores that are not healing.The doctor you would see for skin cancer is a dermatologist.There are many ways to cure skin cancer.You can have lotion prescribed to you.You can also have surgery that cuts the tumor out in a circular way. Another disease you can get is a rash.More than likely you have probably had a rash before.This can happen when something irritates your skin like lotion,fabric, even heat ect. Some symptoms of rashes is your skin will be red and bumpy .Some rashes itch.The doctor you would go to see is a dermitologist. Usally most rashes are treatable and easy to cure.If not the doctor will take a skin biopsy and take further actions from there.Some rashes are cured with over the counter medicines .There is a wide range in how to treat rashes.Athletes foot is the most common disese on your feet caused by fungi. This condition usually is caused by touch of infected skin or your feet touching fungi.Some symptoms of Athletes foot is that your foot looks like there is crust on it.Your foot may be itchy.The doctor you would see for this is also a dermotologist.The treatment you would use is to air out your feet.Let your feet breathe again and try not to wear tight shoes.You will also want to put a cream on both feet.