ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 708.0

Allergic urticaria

Diagnosis Code 708.0

ICD-9: 708.0
Short Description: Allergic urticaria
Long Description: Allergic urticaria
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 708.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • Other diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue (700-709)
      • 708 Urticaria

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • L50.0 - Allergic urticaria

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 708.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Allergy, allergic (reaction) 995.3
      • urticaria 708.0
    • Urticaria 708.9
      • allergic 708.0
      • due to
        • drugs 708.0
        • food 708.0
        • inhalants 708.0

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
  • Allergies, asthma, and pollen
  • Allergy shots
  • Allergy testing - skin
  • Angioedema
  • Antihistamines for allergies
  • Saline nasal washes
  • Stuffy or runny nose - adult
  • Stuffy or runny nose - children

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Also called: Urticaria

Hives are red and sometimes itchy bumps on your skin. An allergic reaction to a drug or food usually causes them. Allergic reactions cause your body to release chemicals that can make your skin swell up in hives. People who have other allergies are more likely to get hives than other people. Other causes include infections and stress.

Hives are very common. They usually go away on their own, but if you have a serious case, you might need medicine or a shot. In rare cases, hives can cause a dangerous swelling in your airways, making it hard to breathe - which is a medical emergency.

  • Angioedema
  • Hives

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