ICD-9 Diagnosis Code E905.3

Hornet/wasp/bee sting

Diagnosis Code E905.3

ICD-9: E905.3
Short Description: Hornet/wasp/bee sting
Long Description: Sting of hornets, wasps, and bees causing poisoning and toxic reactions
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code E905.3

Code Classification
  • External causes of injury
    • Accidents due to natural and environmental factors (E900-E909)
      • E905 Venomous animals and plants as the cause of poisoning and toxic reactions

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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