ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T70.0XXA

Otitic barotrauma, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code T70.0XXA

ICD-10: T70.0XXA
Short Description: Otitic barotrauma, initial encounter
Long Description: Otitic barotrauma, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T70.0XXA


Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (T66-T78)
      • Effects of air pressure and water pressure (T70)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T70.0XXA is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTITIS MEDIA AND URI WITH MCC 152
  • OTITIS MEDIA AND URI WITHOUT MCC 153

Information for Patients


Barotrauma

Barotrauma means injury to your body because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure. One common type happens to your ear. A change in altitude may cause your ears to hurt. This can happen if you are flying in an airplane, driving in the mountains, or scuba diving. Divers can also get decompression sickness, which affects the whole body.

Common symptoms of ear barotrauma include

  • Pain
  • A feeling that your ears are stuffed
  • Hearing loss
  • Dizziness

Treatments for ear barotrauma include chewing gum and yawning to relieve the pressure. Medications such as decongestants may also help.


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