SkinDiseasesDisordersConditions

SkinDiseasesDisordersConditions - The Integumentary The...

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Unformatted text preview: The Integumentary The Integumentary System System Disorders, Conditions, and Disorders, Conditions, and Diseases Diseases Definitions Disease- an abnormal condition of the body or the mind that causes dysfunction or discomfort. Disorder- a functional abnormality, or disturbance. Condition- a state of being, in health, a disease, such as a heart condition. Acne Vulgaris Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease that affects 85-100% of people at some time during their lives. It is characterized by non-inflammatory pustules or comedones , and by inflammatory pustules, and nodules in its more severe forms. Acne vulgaris affects the areas of skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles ; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back. Treatment is a regimine of topical creams, and oral antibiotics, and or Psoriasis It can appear anywhere on the body, but it is most commonly found on the elbows , knees , scalp , and lower back . Skin typically becomes red and inflamed and may form white scaly patches . It can be quite painful and may itch , crack , and bleed . While psoriasis may look like just a skin disease, it is in fact a disease of the immune system. Eczema Eczema most commonly causes dry, reddened skin that itches or burns, although the appearance of eczema varies from person to person and varies according to the specific type of eczema. Intense itching is generally the first symptom in most people with eczema. Sometimes, eczema may lead to blisters and oozing lesions , but eczema can also result in dry and scaly skin . Repeated scratching may lead to thickened , crusty skin. Contact Dermatitis The word "dermatitis" means inflammation of the skin . In contact dermatitis, the skin becomes extremely itchy and inflamed , causing redness, swelling, cracking, weeping, crusting, and scaling. Dry skin is a very common complaint and an underlying cause of some of the typical rash symptoms. This is usually occupationally related : hair stylists, medical personnel, photographers, etc. Tinea Pedis- Athletes Foot Athlete's foot is a very common skin infection of the foot caused by fungus. . When the feet or other areas of the body stay moist, warm, and irritated , this fungus can thrive and infect the upper layer of the skin.. Athlete's foot is caused by the ringworm fungus ("tinea" in medical jargon). Athlete's foot is also called tinea pedis. The fungus that causes athlete's foot can be found on many locations, including floors in gyms, locker rooms, swimming pools, nail salons, and in socks and clothing....
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course NURSING 351 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '11 term at SIU Carbondale.

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