ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L29.8

Other pruritus

Diagnosis Code L29.8

ICD-10: L29.8
Short Description: Other pruritus
Long Description: Other pruritus
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L29.8

Valid for Submission
The code L29.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Dermatitis and eczema (L20-L30)
      • Pruritus (L29)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L29.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Aquagenic pruritus
  • Brachioradial pruritus
  • Brachioradial summer pruritus
  • Complaining of itching
  • Finding of ear sensations
  • Generalized pruritus
  • Has an itchy eye
  • Itching
  • Itching
  • Itching
  • Itching
  • Itching
  • Itching
  • Itching of ear
  • Itching of eye
  • Itching of skin
  • Itching of skin
  • Itching of skin
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Neurodermatitis
  • On examination - itchy rash
  • Pruritic disorders
  • Pruritus senilis
  • Scalp itchy
  • Scalp pruritus
  • Water-induced dermatosis
  • Winter itch

Information for Patients


Also called: Pruritus

Itching is skin tingling or irritation that makes you want to scratch the itchy area. It's a symptom of many health conditions. Common causes are

  • Allergic reactions
  • Eczema
  • Dry skin
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Irritating chemicals
  • Parasites such as pinworms, scabies, head and body lice
  • Pregnancy
  • Rashes
  • Reactions to medicines

To soothe itchy skin, you can try cold compresses, lotions and lukewarm baths. Avoid scratching, wearing irritating fabrics and high heat and humidity. Most itching is not serious. However, if you itch all over, have hives that keep coming back or have itching without an apparent cause, you might require medical attention.

  • Itching (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lichen simplex chronicus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Urticaria pigmentosa (Medical Encyclopedia)

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