L28.2: Other prurigo

Your skin is itchy.

There are many reasons why the skin can be itchy. Medication or other disorders can cause itchiness, for example. The skin may also itch if it is very dry. If the itchy spots are scratched the skin can get damaged. The skin then sometimes looks red and scaly in those places. Moreover, raised areas or nodules can form on the skin.

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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