Pruritus L29- >

Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as L29. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • neurotic excoriation (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.1

    Factitial dermatitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Neurotic excoriation
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder (F42.4)
    L98.1
    )
  • psychogenic pruritus (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F45.8

    Other somatoform disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Psychogenic dysmenorrhea
    • Psychogenic dysphagia, including 'globus hystericus'
    • Psychogenic pruritus
    • Psychogenic torticollis
    • Somatoform autonomic dysfunction
    • Teeth grinding
    Type 1 Excludes
    • sleep related teeth grinding (G47.63)
    F45.8
    )
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by an intense itching sensation.
  • An intense itching sensation that produces the urge to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief.
  • An intense itching sensation.
  • Intense itching sensation that produces the urge to rub or scratch the skin to obtain relief.
  • Itching is skin tingling or irritation that makes you want to scratch the itchy area. It's a symptom of many health conditions. Common causes are
    • allergic reactions
    • eczema
    • dry skin
    • insect bites and stings
    • irritating chemicals
    • parasites such as pinworms, scabies, head and body lice
    • pregnancy
    • rashes
    • reactions to medicines
    to soothe itchy skin, you can try cold compresses, lotions and lukewarm baths. Avoid scratching, wearing irritating fabrics and high heat and humidity. Most itching is not serious. However, if you itch all over, have hives that keep coming back or have itching without an apparent cause, you might require medical attention.
  • Itching. Severe itching may be a side effect of some cancer treatments and a symptom of some types of cancers.
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