ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T55.0X1

Toxic effect of soaps, accidental (unintentional)

Diagnosis Code T55.0X1

ICD-10: T55.0X1
Short Description: Toxic effect of soaps, accidental (unintentional)
Long Description: Toxic effect of soaps, accidental (unintentional)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T55.0X1

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The code T55.0X1 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source (T51-T65)
      • Toxic effect of soaps and detergents (T55)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Accidental poisoning by soap products
  • Accidental poisoning by synthetic detergents and shampoos
  • Alkali metal soap adverse reaction
  • Anionic surfactant adverse reaction
  • Automotive products causing toxic effect
  • Automotive products causing toxic effect
  • Car shampoo or wax causing toxic effect
  • Chemical colitis
  • Hair shaft damage by chemical
  • Hair shaft damage from hairdressing chemicals
  • Hair shaft damage from shampooing
  • Screenwash causing toxic effect
  • Soap colitis
  • Toxic effect of soap AND/OR detergent

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code T55.0X1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T55.0X1 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
Soap (powder) (product)T55.0X1T55.0X2T55.0X3T55.0X4
Soap (powder) (product)
Soap (powder) (product)
  »medicinal, soft
Soap (powder) (product)
Soft soapT55.0X1T55.0X2T55.0X3T55.0X4

Information for Patients

Household Products

The products you use for cleaning, carpentry, auto repair, gardening, and many other household uses can contain ingredients that can harm you, your family, and the environment. These include

  • Oven and drain cleaners
  • Laundry powder
  • Floor polish
  • Paint thinners, strippers and removers
  • Pesticides
  • Grease and rust removers
  • Motor oil and fuel additives
  • Arts and craft supplies

Toxic substances in these products can cause harm if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin. People respond to toxic substances in different ways. At high doses a toxic substance might cause birth defects or other serious problems, including brain damage or death.

To avoid problems, keep products in the containers they come in and use them exactly as the label says. Follow label directions or get medical help if you swallow, inhale or get them on your skin.

Environmental Protection Agency

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