This article will outline the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and the ICD 10 CM code for Dyshidrotic Eczema.
Dyshidrotic Eczema ICD 10 Causes
The first symptoms of Dyshidrotic Eczema ICD 10 (Dyshidrosis [pompholyx]) flare up as a burning or itching sensation with no visible signs. Tiny, itchy blisters form, most likely on the palms, sides, fingers and feet. In severe cases, the blisters can expand on the back of the hand, limbs or feet. It is not clear what causes the pomplolyx, but it can be caused or exacerbated by fungal infections of skin, whether in the hands or distant places (brusts such as toes) that need to be treated, or by reactions to skin contact such as certain metals (e.g. Nickel, detergents, household chemicals, soaps, shampoos, cosmetics and perfumes). Causes include stress, sweating and is more common in warmer climates and spring and summer and in people with excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
Dyshidrotic Eczema ICD 10 Symptoms
Symptoms of Dyshidrotic Eczema ICD 10 (Dyshidrosis [pompholyx]) are easy to notice. Tiny vesicles can grow and develop into larger, itchy, red or raised areas. Individuals with darker skin tones may develop darker spots as the blisters heal. When the skin becomes infected, the tiny blisters can become painful and cause pus to flow out. If laboratory tests confirm that a patient has Dyshidrotic Eczema ICD 10, he should notice blisters on his hands and feet and consult a dermatologist or a skin specialist. The condition usually heals by itself in 3 to 4 weeks, but when the bladder has healed, it can cause the skin to dry out and flake off.
You can also look at your hands, feet and nails.
Dyshidrotic Eczema ICD 10 Diagnosis
While diagnosing Dyshidrotic Eczema ICD 10 (Dyshidrosis [pompholyx]), the doctor may suggest tests to rule out other conditions that have symptoms similar to the athlete’s feet. The doctor applies a patch with a small amount of another metal (among other things) to the skin to see how the patient reacts to it. The patch test can show that the patient has an allergy to nickel or other metal. The patient may need to consult an allergy doctor or allergist.
Dyshidrotic Eczema ICD 10 Treatment
Depending on severity of symptoms and signs the treatment options for Dyshidrotic Eczema ICD 10 (Dyshidrosis [pompholyx]) include corticosteroids and highly effective corticosteroid creams and ointments that can speed up the disappearance of blisters. Moist compresses can be applied prior to the use of corticostoids to improve absorption of the medication. Wrapping the treated area in plastic foil can also improve absorption.
In severe cases, doctors may prescribe corticosteroid tablets such as prednisone. Long-term use of steroids can have serious side effects. If phototherapy or other treatments are not effective, a doctor can recommend a special type of light therapy that combines exposure to ultraviolet light with medications to make skin more susceptible to the effects of light.
Immunosuppressive ointments – Drugs such as Tacrolimus protopic and Pimecrolimus elidel can be useful for people who want to limit their exposure to steroids. The side effects of these drugs can increase the risk of skin infections.
Botulinum toxin injections – A doctor may consider recommending botulinum toxin injections to treat serious cases of dyshidrosis.
ICD 10 Code For Dyshidrotic Eczema
ICD 10 CM L30.1 Dyshidrosis [pompholyx]