This article will outline the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and the ICD 10 CM code for Facial Cellulitis.
Facial Cellulitis ICD 10 Causes
Facial Cellulitis ICD 10 is more likely to invade disturbed areas of the skin, for example if they have recently undergone surgery, suffered cuts, puncture wounds, wounds, ulcers, foot or skin inflammation. Cellulitis can occur anywhere on the body, with the most common site being the lower legs. It can also occur when bacteria, in particular streptococci and staphylococci, enter the skin through cracks or fractures. Animal bites can also cause cellulite. The incidence of a severe Staphyllococcus infection, called methicillin-resistant Staphyllococcus aureus (MRSA), is increasing.
Facial Cellulitis ICD 10 Symptoms
Facial Cellulitis ICD 10 can enter the area through dry, scaly or swollen skin. Symptoms of cellulite include:
- pain or tenderness in the affected area
- redness or inflammation of the skin
- skin sores or rashes that get tight and shiny
- swollen skin
- warmth in the area
- abscesses or pus
- muscle pain
- warm skin
- drowsiness or lethargy
- red streaks
Facial Cellulitis ICD 10 Diagnosis
Doctors are able to diagnose Facial Cellulitis ICD 10 by looking at the skin. In some cases, they may suggest blood tests or other tests to rule out other illnesses. If mild cellulite affects only a small area of the skin, a doctor may prescribe antibiotic tablets for a week.
Facial Cellulitis ICD 10 Treatment
Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat Facial Cellulitis ICD 10. It is important to take the antibiotics until the patients are finished and better off. Patients should contact their GP if they do not feel better within 2-3 days of taking the antibiotics. Symptoms can be bad in the first 48 hours after treatment, but start to improve. Most people recover fully within 7-10 days.
If the cellulite is severe, they can be referred to a hospital for treatment. Some people with recurrent cellulite may be prescribed low-dose, long-term antibiotics to prevent the infection from returning.
Patients can reduce the likelihood of developing cellulite by keeping the skin clean and hydrated, cleaning cuts and wounds, using antiseptic creams to prevent cuts and scratches, wearing appropriate clothing and shoes, and wearing gloves at work. In addition to taking antibiotics for cellulite, patients can speed up their recovery by taking paracetamol or ibuprofen for pain, lifting the affected part of the body with a pillow or chair when sitting or lying down to reduce swelling, moving the joints of the affected parts of the body such as the wrist or ankle to prevent stiffness, drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and not wearing compression socks when out.
ICD 10 Code For Facial Cellulitis
ICD 10 CM L03.211 Cellulitis of face
- Cellulitis of ear – instead, use code H60.1
- Cellulitis of eyelid – instead, use code H00.0
- Cellulitis of head – instead, use code L03.81
- Cellulitis of lacrimal apparatus – instead, use code H04.3
- Cellulitis of lip – instead, use code K13.0
- Cellulitis of mouth – instead, use code K12.2
- Cellulitis of nose (internal) – instead, use code J34.0
- Cellulitis of orbit – instead, use code H05.0
- Cellulitis of scalp – instead, use code L03.81
Related ICD 10 CM Codes:
ICD 10 CM L03.21 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of face
ICD 10 CM L03.2 Cellulitis and acute lymphangitis of face and neck