ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 477.0

Rhinitis due to pollen

Diagnosis Code 477.0

ICD-9: 477.0
Short Description: Rhinitis due to pollen
Long Description: Allergic rhinitis due to pollen
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 477.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (460–519)
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (470-478)
      • 477 Allergic rhinitis

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • J30.1 - Allergic rhinitis due to pollen

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Hay Fever

Also called: Pollen allergy

Each spring, summer, and fall, trees, weeds, and grasses release tiny pollen grains into the air. Some of the pollen ends up in your nose and throat. This can trigger a type of allergy called hay fever.

Symptoms can include

  • Sneezing, often with a runny or clogged nose
  • Coughing and postnasal drip
  • Itching eyes, nose and throat
  • Red and watery eyes
  • Dark circles under the eyes

Your health care provider may diagnose hay fever based on a physical exam and your symptoms. Sometimes skin or blood tests are used. Taking medicines and using nasal sprays can relieve symptoms. You can also rinse out your nose, but be sure to use distilled or sterilized water with saline. Allergy shots can help make you less sensitive to pollen and provide long-term relief.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Allergic rhinitis - self-care
  • Allergies, asthma, and pollen
  • Allergy testing - skin

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