T55.1 - Toxic effect of detergents

Version 2023
ICD-10:T55.1
Short Description:Toxic effect of detergents
Long Description:Toxic effect of detergents
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source (T51-T65)
      • Toxic effect of soaps and detergents (T55)

T55.1 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of toxic effect of detergents. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Toxic effect of soaps and detergents (T55). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Toxic effect of detergents

Non-specific codes like T55.1 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for toxic effect of detergents:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T55.1X for Toxic effect of detergents
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T55.1X1 for Toxic effect of detergents, accidental (unintentional)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.1X1A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.1X1D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.1X1S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T55.1X2 for Toxic effect of detergents, intentional self-harm
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.1X2A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.1X2D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.1X2S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T55.1X3 for Toxic effect of detergents, assault
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.1X3A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.1X3D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.1X3S for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T55.1X4 for Toxic effect of detergents, undetermined
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.1X4A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.1X4D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T55.1X4S for sequela

Patient Education


Household Products

The products you use for cleaning, carpentry, auto repair, gardening, and many other household uses can contain ingredients that can harm you, your family, and the environment. These include :

Toxic substances in these products can cause harm if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin. People respond to toxic substances in different ways. At high doses, a toxic substance might cause birth defects or other serious problems, including brain damage or death.

To avoid problems, keep products in the containers they come in and use them exactly as the label says. Follow label directions or get medical help if you swallow or inhale them or get them on your skin.

Environmental Protection Agency


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Household Products

The products you use for cleaning, carpentry, auto repair, gardening, and many other household uses can contain ingredients that can harm you, your family, and the environment. These include :

Toxic substances in these products can cause harm if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin. People respond to toxic substances in different ways. At high doses, a toxic substance might cause birth defects or other serious problems, including brain damage or death.

To avoid problems, keep products in the containers they come in and use them exactly as the label says. Follow label directions or get medical help if you swallow or inhale them or get them on your skin.

Environmental Protection Agency


[Learn More in MedlinePlus]

Code History

  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)