Summer is in full swing. Schools is out, summer sports leagues are in action, and temperatures are nearing their annual peaks. Summer months are a great time to relax, but also increase the chance of a doctor visit for seasonal illnesses brought on by the warm climate. Below are the most common medical conditions associated with summer and their corresponding ICD-10 codes.
Temperatures have broken the 100-degree mark in half of the United States. The most common heat and sun related symptoms are:
- Heat stroke – T67.0
- Heat rash (Prickly Heat) – L74.0
- Sunburn – L55.0
- Dehydration – E86.0
It is important to avoid being outside in the direct sunlight for long periods of time during the heat of the day. Drink at least three liters of water and remember to use sunscreen when outside for extended amounts of time.
Many Americans take advantage of the summer months to vacation. The mild winter, warm spring and hot summer expose Americans to various insect and rodent-borne illnesses. Warmer weather causes bacteria to grow faster and outdoor cooking increases the risk of foodborne illness.
- Valley Fever – A92.4
- Lyme disease – A69.2
- Food Borne Illness – A05.1
- Summer Allergies – J30.2
Use bug spray to reduced insect bites that transmit disease and always check for ticks after being in wooded or grassy areas. Also, do not let food sit in the open air for more than two hours to avoid excessive bacterial growth. Take an allergy pill 30 minutes before going outside to minimize the effect of allergens.
The following infections are most common during the summer months and are seen most frequently with children. Vaccinations from your local doctor’s office can provide protection against these infections.
- Chicken Pox – B01.0
- Measles – B05.0
- Mumps – B26.0
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