ICD-10 Diagnosis Code X13.0XXA

Inhalation of steam and other hot vapors, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code X13.0XXA

ICD-10: X13.0XXA
Short Description: Inhalation of steam and other hot vapors, initial encounter
Long Description: Inhalation of steam and other hot vapors, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code X13.0XXA

Valid for Submission
The code X13.0XXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Contact with heat and hot substances (X10-X19)
      • Contact with steam and other hot vapors (X13)

Information for Patients


Inhalation Injuries

There are a variety of substances you can inhale that can cause acute internal injuries. Particles in the air from fires and toxic fumes can damage your eyes and respiratory system. They also can make chronic heart and lung diseases worse.

Symptoms of acute inhalation injuries may include

  • Coughing and phlegm
  • A scratchy throat
  • Irritated sinuses
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Headaches
  • Stinging eyes
  • A runny nose
  • If you already have asthma, it may get worse.

The best way to prevent inhalation injuries is to limit your exposure. If you smell or see smoke, or know that fires are nearby, you should leave the area if you are at greater risk from breathing smoke.

Environmental Protection Agency


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