J31.1: Chronic nasopharyngitis

You have a cold, rhinitis, constantly.

The inside of the nose is covered with mucous membrane. The mucous membrane swells up during a cold. The mucous membrane then produces more fluid. As a result, the nose runs. Furthermore, it can be more difficult to breathe through the nose and to smell. The mucous membrane in the throat has additionally become inflamed.

Your rhinitis has already lasted for several months.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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