ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L23.3

Allergic contact dermatitis due to drugs in contact w skin

Diagnosis Code L23.3

ICD-10: L23.3
Short Description: Allergic contact dermatitis due to drugs in contact w skin
Long Description: Allergic contact dermatitis due to drugs in contact with skin
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L23.3

Valid for Submission
The code L23.3 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Dermatitis and eczema (L20-L30)
      • Allergic contact dermatitis (L23)

Information for Patients


Allergy

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Allergic rhinitis - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Allergies (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Allergies, asthma, and dust (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Allergies, asthma, and molds (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Allergy testing - skin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Angioedema (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Antihistamines for allergies (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Drug Reactions

Also called: Side effects

Most of the time, medicines make our lives better. They reduce aches and pains, fight infections, and control problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. But medicines can also cause unwanted reactions.

One problem is interactions, which may occur between

  • Two drugs, such as aspirin and blood thinners
  • Drugs and food, such as statins and grapefruit
  • Drugs and supplements, such as ginkgo and blood thinners
  • Drugs and diseases, such as aspirin and peptic ulcers

Interactions can change the actions of one or both drugs. The drugs might not work, or you could get side effects.

Side effects are unwanted effects caused by the drugs. Most are mild, such as a stomach aches or drowsiness, and go away after you stop taking the drug. Others can be more serious.

Drug allergies are another type of reaction. They can be mild or life-threatening. Skin reactions, such as hives and rashes, are the most common type. Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, is more rare.

When you start a new prescription or over-the-counter medication, make sure you understand how to take it correctly. Know which other medications and foods you need to avoid. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

  • Angioedema (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Drug allergies (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Drug-induced diarrhea (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Drug-induced tremor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taking multiple medicines safely (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Rashes

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diaper rash (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hot tub folliculitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pityriasis rosea (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rash - child under 2 years (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rashes (Medical Encyclopedia)


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