T65.6X1 – Toxic effects of paints and dyes, not elsewhere classified, accidental
Green beer is a staple on St. Patrick’s Day. But if the copious amounts of green food coloring you consumed doesn’t agree with you, it could cut your festivities short. Perhaps stick to Irish coffee instead.
S92.5 – Fracture of lesser toe
Standing a bit too close to the marching band at the St. Patrick’s Day parade can be hazardous to your toes, especially when the band’s tuba player can’t see where he is going.
T28.0XXA – Burn of mouth and pharynx, initial encounter
Corned beef and cabbage is a must for dinner on St. Paddy’s Day… except if it’s piping hot! Nibble on some Irish soda bread while you’re waiting for your meal to cool off.
Y93.49 – Activity, other involving dancing and other rhythmic movements
It turns out you do not have the grace of Michael Flatley.
W22.02 – Walked into lamppost
The long walk home can be tricky after a full day of imbibing with friends. Next time, opt for an Uber.
And let’s not forget a very important ICD-10 code for the day after St. Paddy’s Day:
F10.129 – Hangover
A long day of partying and too many pints with likely leave you feeling green on March 18. Thinking about going for the “hair of the dog” approach? You’re better off getting plenty of rest and rehydrating with copious amounts of water.
Now go adorn yourself in plenty of green and may the luck of the Irish be with you!