ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 910.5

Insect bite head-infect

Diagnosis Code 910.5

ICD-9: 910.5
Short Description: Insect bite head-infect
Long Description: Insect bite, nonvenomous of face, neck, and scalp except eye, infected
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 910.5

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 910 Superficial injury of face, neck, and scalp except eye

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Infected insect bite of head and neck
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of head, infected
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of cheek with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of ear with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of face with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of gum with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of lip with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of neck with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of nose with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of scalp with infection

Information for Patients


Insect Bites and Stings

Also called: Bug bites

Most insect bites are harmless, though they sometimes cause discomfort. Bee, wasp, and hornet stings and fire ant bites usually hurt. Mosquito, flea, and mite bites usually itch. Insects can also spread diseases. In the United States, some mosquitoes spread West Nile virus. Travelers outside the United States may be at risk for malaria and other infections.

To prevent insect bites and their complications

  • Don't bother insects
  • Use insect repellant
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Be careful when you eat outside because food attracts insects
  • If you know you have severe allergic reactions to insect bites and stings (such as anaphylaxis), carry an emergency epinephrine kit

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Bee poison
  • Bug repellent safety
  • Caterpillars
  • Centipede
  • Chiggers
  • Fire ants
  • Fleas
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Millipede toxin
  • Rickettsial pox
  • Scorpions
  • Typhus
  • Wasp sting


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