3 Common Types of Allergies And icd 10 code for allergies

January 24, 2017

One of the common diseases that everyone knows is allergy. Allergies occur when the immune system is over reacting to substances in the environment that harm you but does not bother most other people. You might be thinking that allergy happens when your skin gets a problem and cannot stand of a thing or a certain food. That is right, but the allergies are not always affected your skin. There are so many types of allergies that you should know about. Here, we will discuss about 3 common types of allergies.

  1. Food Allergy

Allergy can be caused by some kind of food. It happens when your immune overreacts to a food or a substance in a food. Most food that 90% caused allergy are egg, milk, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, and soy.

The symptoms of food allergy reaction may involve the skin, the cardiovascular system and the respiratory tract. They can appear in one or more ways such as hive, shortness of breath, repetitive cough, stomach cramp, wheezing, shock or circulatory collapse, dizziness or feeling faint, and weak pulse. The reaction of this kind of allergy can come within minutes or within two hours or maybe delayed by four to six hours.

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The first management and treatment that you should do is to avoid consuming the food that causes your allergy disease.

  1. Dust Allergy

Some people get a problem if they are in a place that is full of dust. The common lamentation is the difficulty to breath. The process of cleaning a house can make them easier o inhale.

The symptoms are sneezing, itching, runny or stuffy nose, red, itchy and teary eyes, wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest.

The treatment of dust allergy is simpler. You just have to change your behavior and home such as removing wall-to-wall carpets, keeping pets out of the bedroom, minimizing household humidity, and else.

  1. Drug Allergy

Some types or drug can cause allergy. The symptoms are itching, wheezing, swelling, and skin rash or hives. Common triggers of drug allergies are antibiotics, aspirin, chemotherapy drugs, and penicillin. The treatment are telling your doctor about your allergy, and asking about related drugs that should avoid.

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The International Classification of Disease, tenth version (ICD-10) tells us clearly about this disease. ICD-10 code for allergies is T78.40XA. The ICD-10 code for allergies classified in injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T98), other and unspecified effects of external causes (T66-T78), adverse effects (T78).

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