ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J39.3

Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction, site unsp

Diagnosis Code J39.3

ICD-10: J39.3
Short Description: Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction, site unsp
Long Description: Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction, site unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J39.3

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The code J39.3 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30-J39)
      • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J39)

Information for Patients


Allergy

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Allergic rhinitis - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Allergies (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Allergies, asthma, and dust (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Allergies, asthma, and molds (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Allergy testing - skin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Angioedema (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Antihistamines for allergies (Medical Encyclopedia)


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