ICD 10 For Allergic Reaction and the Way to Find the Cause

June 25, 2017

Allergies are common. In fact, about 30% of U.S. adults and 40% of children are having allergies. The reaction of allergies may be different. Some people may sneeze too much like crazy and the others ones get itchy or watery eyes. ICD-10 code for allergic reaction is T78.40XA. This is a diagnosis code that can be found in International Classification of Diseases or ICD-10 in short. ICD defines the universe of diseases, injuries, disorders and many others. The ICD-10 code for allergic reaction is listed in section T66-T78 about effects of external causes.

Why Does It Happen?

Some people may be allergic with a substance but the other maybe not. You may be wondering about the reason of your allergy. Well, whenever the reaction is happening, it actually comes from an immune system run wild. As we know that the immune system has an important job to defend the body from bacteria and viruses. But when it makes war on any substance it should not, that will be an allergy.

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How Can We Find the Cause of Allergy?

Allergy can come into contact with allergens in so many ways such as the skin, eyes, mouth, nose and more. But, how can we know the cause since we are in contact with so many substances? Well, diagnosing an allergy is quite difficult but you can do these following ways.

  • Learn to Recognize Allergy Triggers

The first thing that you can do by yourself is by learning to recognize the allergy triggers. You should consider what things most often cause an attack (allergens). Some common allergens include animal dander, bee stings or insect bites, certain medications, dust mites, foods (peanuts, fish, shellfish, eggs, milk, wheat and soy), plant and pollens, mold and latex.

  • Doing Skin Testing

There are two kinds of allergy tests but skin testing is the most widely used. There are also several different methods in doing allergy tests but all the methods involve exposing the skin to small amounts of various substances.

  • Doing IgE Test
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IgE test is a blood test which determines sensitivity to suspected allergens. It will be more expensive than skin testing. This is being used as the alternative when the skin testing is not possible.

  • Eliminating Certain Allergens

This is just another test that simply put away the certain allergens from your environment and then re-introducing them to see if a reaction occurs.

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