Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Dermatitis and eczema
2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L29
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- L29 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM L29 became effective on October 1, 2019.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L29 - other international versions of ICD-10 L29 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
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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.
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that may be applicable to L29
- 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
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.
- allergic reactions
- dry skin
- insect bites and stings
- irritating chemicals
- parasites such as pinworms, scabies, head and body lice
- reactions to medicines
- Itching. Severe itching may be a side effect of some cancer treatments and a symptom of some types of cancers.
- 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
- 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
- 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
- 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
- 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L29
Dermatitis due to substances taken internally
Generalized skin eruption due to drugs and medicaments taken internally
Localized skin eruption due to drugs and medicaments taken internally
Dermatitis due to ingested food
Dermatitis due to other substances taken internally
Dermatitis due to unspecified substance taken internally
Lichen simplex chronicus and prurigo
Lichen simplex chronicus
Anogenital pruritus, unspecified
Other and unspecified dermatitis
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.