Acne involves the clogging of pores, which can lead to infection and inflammation, and is often seen in adolescents.
Other disorders, not discussed here, include seborrheic dermatitis (on the scalp), psoriasis, cold sores, impetigo, scabies, hives, and warts.
What are the common diseases of integumentary system?
Disorders Affecting the Integumentary System
- Athlete’s foot.
- Pressure ulcers.
- Skin cancer.
What are some common skin disorders?
Stress-related skin problems include:
- seborrheic dermatitis.
How can you prevent integumentary diseases?
To keep it gentle:
- Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin.
- Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin.
- Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving.
- Pat dry.
- Moisturize dry skin.
Which diagnostic tests are used to diagnose integumentary system disorders?
- Patch testing.
- Examination by Wood light.
- Tzanck testing.