ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J06.9

Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified

Diagnosis Code J06.9

ICD-10: J06.9
Short Description: Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified
Long Description: Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J06.9

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The code J06.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Acute upper respiratory infections (J00-J06)
      • Acute upper resp infections of multiple and unsp sites (J06)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acute respiratory disease
  • Acute upper respiratory infection
  • Acute upper respiratory infection of multiple sites
  • Bacterial upper respiratory infection
  • Cyst of nasal sinus
  • Infected mucous cyst of nasal sinus
  • Nasal sinus mucocele
  • Recurrent upper respiratory tract infection
  • Tracheopharyngitis
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Viral respiratory infection
  • Viral upper respiratory tract infection

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Common Cold

Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing - everyone knows the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness. In the course of a year, people in the United States suffer 1 billion colds.

You can get a cold by touching your eyes or nose after you touch surfaces with cold germs on them. You can also inhale the germs. Symptoms usually begin 2 or 3 days after infection and last 2 to 14 days. Washing your hands and staying away from people with colds will help you avoid colds.

There is no cure for the common cold. For relief, try

  • Getting plenty of rest
  • Drinking fluids
  • Gargling with warm salt water
  • Using cough drops or throat sprays
  • Taking over-the-counter pain or cold medicines

However, do not give aspirin to children. And do not give cough medicine to children under four.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Common cold (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Common cold - how to treat at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stuffy or runny nose - adult (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stuffy or runny nose - children (Medical Encyclopedia)

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