ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 784.1

Throat pain

Diagnosis Code 784.1

ICD-9: 784.1
Short Description: Throat pain
Long Description: Throat pain
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 784.1

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (780–799)
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 784 Symptoms involving head and neck

Information for Patients

Sore Throat

Also called: Pharyngitis

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx (also called the voice box). The technical name for the throat is pharynx.

You can have a sore throat for many reasons. Often, colds and flu cause sore throats. Other causes can include:

  • Allergies
  • Mononucleosis
  • Smoking
  • Strep throat
  • Tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils

Treatment depends on the cause. Sucking on lozenges, drinking lots of liquids, and gargling may ease the pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also help, but children should not take aspirin.

  • Pharyngitis
  • Pharyngitis - viral

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