ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V15.06

Hx-allergy insct/arachnd

Diagnosis Code V15.06

ICD-9: V15.06
Short Description: Hx-allergy insct/arachnd
Long Description: Allergy to insects and arachnids
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V15.06

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V15 Other personal history presenting hazards to health

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • History of bee sting allergy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V15.06 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Allergy, allergic (reaction) 995.3
      • history (of) V15.09
        • to
          • arachnid bite V15.06
          • insect bite V15.06
          • spider bite V15.06
    • History (personal) of
      • allergy (to) V15.09
        • arachnid bite V15.06
        • insect bite V15.06
        • spider bite V15.06

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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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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Spider Bites

Though many people are afraid of spiders, they rarely bite people unless threatened. Most spider bites are harmless. Occasionally, spider bites can cause allergic reactions. And bites by the venomous black widow and brown recluse spiders can be very dangerous to people.

If you are bitten by a spider, you may see a reaction similar to that of a bee sting, including redness, pain and swelling at the site. To treat a spider bite:

  • Wash the area well with soap and water
  • Apply an ice pack or a wet compress to the area
  • Take over-the-counter pain medicine, if needed
  • Consider using antihistamines for severe swelling
  • Seek medical treatment for small children and adults with severe symptoms

  • Black widow spider
  • Brown recluse spider
  • Funnel-web spider bite
  • Tarantula spider

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