ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R05


Diagnosis Code R05

ICD-10: R05
Short Description: Cough
Long Description: Cough
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R05

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The code R05 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • Symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems (R00-R09)
      • Cough (R05)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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  • Allergic cough
  • Barking cough
  • Bovine cough
  • Brassy cough
  • Chesty cough
  • Chronic cough
  • Clearing throat - hawking
  • Complaining of cough
  • Cough
  • Cough after eating
  • Cough at rest
  • Cough fracture of ribs
  • Cough on exercise
  • Cough suppression
  • Cough when swallowing
  • Cough with fever
  • Coughing ineffective
  • Croupy cough
  • Decreased coughing
  • Dry cough
  • Early morning cough
  • Effective cough
  • Evening cough
  • Finding related to ability to cough
  • Hacking cough
  • Increasing frequency of cough
  • Morning cough
  • Night cough present
  • Nocturnal cough
  • Nocturnal cough / wheeze
  • Non-productive cough
  • Pain provoked by coughing
  • Painful cough
  • Paroxysmal cough
  • Persistent cough
  • Persistent cough after viral respiratory infection
  • Postural cough
  • Productive cough
  • Productive cough -clear sputum
  • Productive cough -green sputum
  • Productive cough-yellow sputum
  • Respiratory tract congestion
  • Respiratory tract congestion and cough
  • Situational syncope
  • Spasmodic cough
  • Tracheal esophageal fistula cough
  • Tussive syncope
  • Unexplained cough

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Coughing is a reflex that keeps your throat and airways clear. Although it can be annoying, coughing helps your body heal or protect itself. Coughs can be either acute or chronic. Acute coughs begin suddenly and usually last no more than 2 to 3 weeks. Acute coughs are the kind you most often get with a cold, flu, or acute bronchitis. Chronic coughs last longer than 2 to 3 weeks. Causes of chronic cough include

  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Smoking
  • Throat disorders, such as croup in young children
  • Some medicines

Water can help ease your cough - whether you drink it or add it to the air with a steamy shower or vaporizer. If you have a cold or the flu, antihistamines may work better than non-prescription cough medicines. Children under four should not have cough medicine. For children over four, use caution and read labels carefully.

  • Cough (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Coughing up blood (Medical Encyclopedia)

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