ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L23.2

Allergic contact dermatitis due to cosmetics

Diagnosis Code L23.2

ICD-10: L23.2
Short Description: Allergic contact dermatitis due to cosmetics
Long Description: Allergic contact dermatitis due to cosmetics
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L23.2

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Dermatitis and eczema (L20-L30)
      • Allergic contact dermatitis (L23)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L23.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Allergic contact dermatitis caused by cosmetic
  • Contact dermatitis caused by cosmetics

Information for Patients


Also called: Hypersensitivity

An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are

  • Pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Mold spores
  • Pet dander
  • Food
  • Insect stings
  • Medicines

Normally, your immune system fights germs. It is your body's defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm. Genes and the environment probably both play a role.

Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma. Allergies can range from minor to severe. Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that can be life-threatening. Doctors use skin and blood tests to diagnose allergies. Treatments include medicines, allergy shots, and avoiding the substances that cause the reactions.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Allergic reactions
  • Allergic rhinitis - self-care
  • Allergies
  • Allergies, asthma, and dust
  • Allergies, asthma, and molds
  • Allergy testing - skin
  • Angioedema
  • Antihistamines for allergies

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Also called: Makeup

Cosmetics are products you apply to your body to clean it, make it more attractive, or change the way it looks. They include

  • Hair dyes
  • Makeup
  • Perfumes
  • Skin-care creams

Cosmetics that treat or prevent diseases are also drugs. Products such as dandruff shampoo, fluoride toothpaste, and antiperspirant deodorant are both cosmetics and drugs. A good way to tell if you're buying a cosmetic that is also a drug is to see if the first ingredient listed is an "active ingredient." The active ingredient is the chemical that makes the product effective. The manufacturer must have proof that it's safe for its intended use.

Cosmetics can cause allergic reactions. The first sign is often red and irritated skin. Fragrances and preservatives are the most common causes of skin problems.

To find out all the ingredients in a cosmetic you use, check the container. Manufacturers are required to list them. Labels such as "natural" and "hypoallergenic" have no official meaning. Companies can use them to mean whatever they want.

Food and Drug Administration

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Also called: Dermatitis, Skin rash

A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Many rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some rashes can also lead to blisters or patches of raw skin. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical problems. Other causes include irritating substances and allergies. Certain genes can make people more likely to get rashes.

Contact dermatitis is a common type of rash. It causes redness, itching, and sometimes small bumps. You get the rash where you have touched an irritant, such as a chemical, or something you are allergic to, like poison ivy.

Some rashes develop right away. Others form over several days. Although most rashes clear up fairly quickly, others are long-lasting and need long-term treatment.

Because rashes can be caused by many different things, it's important to figure out what kind you have before you treat it. If it is a bad rash, if it does not go away, or if you have other symptoms, you should see your health care provider. Treatments may include moisturizers, lotions, baths, cortisone creams that relieve swelling, and antihistamines, which relieve itching.

  • "Hot Tub Rash" and "Swimmer's Ear" (Pseudomonas) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Diaper rash
  • Hot tub folliculitis
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Rash - child under 2 years
  • Rashes

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