ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 691.0

Diaper or napkin rash

Diagnosis Code 691.0

ICD-9: 691.0
Short Description: Diaper or napkin rash
Long Description: Diaper or napkin rash
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 691.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Other inflammatory conditions of skin and subcutaneous tissue (690-698)
      • 691 Atopic dermatitis and related conditions

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • L22 - Diaper dermatitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 691.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Dermatitis (allergic) (contact) (occupational) (venenata) 692.9
      • ammonia 691.0
      • diaper 691.0
      • Jacquet's (diaper dermatitis) 691.0
      • napkin 691.0
    • Diaper rash 691.0
    • Eruption
      • napkin (psoriasiform) 691.0
      • psoriasiform, napkin 691.0
    • Erythema, erythematous (generalized) 695.9
      • diaper 691.0
      • gluteal 691.0
      • napkin 691.0
    • Jacquet's dermatitis (diaper dermatitis) 691.0
    • Napkin rash 691.0
    • Rash 782.1
      • diaper 691.0
      • napkin 691.0

Information for Patients

Common Infant and Newborn Problems

It is hard when your baby is sick. Common health problems in babies include colds, coughs, fevers, and vomiting. Babies also commonly have skin problems, like diaper rash or cradle cap.

Many of these problems are not serious. It is important to know how to help your sick baby, and to know the warning signs for more serious problems. Trust your intuition - if you are worried about your baby, call your health care provider right away.

  • Colic and crying - self-care
  • Cradle cap
  • Crying - excessive (0-6 months)
  • Diaper rash
  • Diarrhea in infants
  • Irritability
  • Newborn jaundice - discharge
  • Rash - child under 2 years
  • Spitting up - self-care
  • When to Call the Baby's Doctor (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)
  • When your baby or infant has a fever

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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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