ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 460

Acute nasopharyngitis

Diagnosis Code 460

ICD-9: 460
Short Description: Acute nasopharyngitis
Long Description: Acute nasopharyngitis [common cold]
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 460

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Acute respiratory infections (460-466)
      • 460 Acute nasopharyngitis [common cold]

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • J00 - Acute nasopharyngitis [common cold]

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Common Cold

Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing - everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness. In the course of a year, people in the United States suffer 1 billion colds.

You can get a cold by touching your eyes or nose after you touch surfaces with cold germs on them. You can also inhale the germs. Symptoms usually begin 2 or 3 days after infection and last 2 to 14 days. Washing your hands and staying away from people with colds will help you avoid colds.

There is no cure for the common cold. For relief, try

  • Getting plenty of rest
  • Drinking fluids
  • Gargling with warm salt water
  • Using cough drops or throat sprays
  • Taking over-the-counter pain or cold medicines

However, do not give aspirin to children. And do not give cough medicine to children under four.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Common cold
  • Common cold - how to treat at home
  • Stuffy or runny nose - adult
  • Stuffy or runny nose - children

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