T55.1X1 - Toxic effect of detergents, accidental (unintentional)

Version 2023
ICD-10:T55.1X1
Short Description:Toxic effect of detergents, accidental (unintentional)
Long Description:Toxic effect of detergents, accidental (unintentional)
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)

T55.1X1 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, accidental (unintentional). 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.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

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, accidental (unintentional)

Non-specific codes like T55.1X1 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, 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

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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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.

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