ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T49.8X2

Poisoning by other topical agents, intentional self-harm

Diagnosis Code T49.8X2

ICD-10: T49.8X2
Short Description: Poisoning by other topical agents, intentional self-harm
Long Description: Poisoning by other topical agents, intentional self-harm
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T49.8X2

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances (T36-T50)
      • Topical skin/eye/ENT/dental drugs (T49)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Intentional spermicide poisoning
  • Poisoning caused by spermicide
  • Poisoning caused by vaginal contraceptive

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T49.8X2 is included in the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, this table contains a classification of drugs, industrial solvents, corrosive gases, noxious plants, pesticides, and other toxic agents. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. Use as many codes as necessary to describe all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances.

Substance Poisoning
Accidental
(unintentional)
Poisoning
Accidental
self-harm
Poisoning
Assault
Poisoning
Undetermined
Adverse
effect
Underdosing
BenoquinT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Cantharides, cantharidin, cantharisT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Cell stimulants and proliferantsT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
ChloresiumT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Cosmetic preparationT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
CosmeticsT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Demelanizing agentsT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Deodorant spray (feminine hygiene)T49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
ElaseT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
GelfilmT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
HeetT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Irrigating fluid (vaginal)T49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Irrigating fluid (vaginal)
  »eye
T49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Lactic acidT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Local action drug NECT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Lytta (vitatta)T49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
NonoxinolT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Nonylphenoxy (polyethoxy-ethanol)T49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Octoxinol (9)T49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
PodophyllotoxinT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Preparation HT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
SantylT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Scarlet redT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Spanish flyT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
SpermicideT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Tosylchloramide sodiumT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6
Vaginal contraceptivesT49.8X1T49.8X2T49.8X3T49.8X4T49.8X5T49.8X6

Information for Patients


Poisoning

A poison is any substance that is harmful to your body. You might swallow it, inhale it, inject it, or absorb it through your skin. Any substance can be poisonous if too much is taken. Poisons can include

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medicines taken in doses that are too high
  • Overdoses of illegal drugs
  • Carbon monoxide from gas appliances
  • Household products, such as laundry powder or furniture polish
  • Pesticides
  • Indoor or outdoor plants
  • Metals such as lead and mercury

The effects of poisoning range from short-term illness to brain damage, coma, and death. To prevent poisoning it is important to use and store products exactly as their labels say. Keep dangerous products where children can't get to them. Treatment for poisoning depends on the type of poison. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.

  • Poisoning (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Poisoning first aid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Toxicology screen (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Self-harm

Self-harm refers to a person's harming their own body on purpose. About 1 in 100 people hurts himself or herself in this way. More females hurt themselves than males. A person who self-harms usually does not mean to kill himself or herself. But they are at higher risk of attempting suicide if they do not get help.

Self-harm tends to begin in teen or early adult years. Some people may engage in self-harm a few times and then stop. Others engage in it more often and have trouble stopping.

Examples of self-harm include

  • Cutting yourself (such as using a razor blade, knife, or other sharp object to cut the skin)
  • Punching yourself or punching things (like a wall)
  • Burning yourself with cigarettes, matches, or candles
  • Pulling out your hair
  • Poking objects through body openings
  • Breaking your bones or bruising yourself

Many people cut themselves because it gives them a sense of relief. Some people use cutting as a means to cope with a problem. Some teens say that when they hurt themselves, they are trying to stop feeling lonely, angry, or hopeless.

It is possible to overcome the urge to hurt yourself. There are other ways to find relief and cope with your emotions. Counseling may help.

Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health

  • Trichotillomania (Medical Encyclopedia)


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