Medical Alert Allergy IDs and Information
Allergies are annoying to every person, but may be life-threatening for some. When writing the name of the disease in the medical identification bracelet, it is vital that allergies be specifically stated. The most serious allergic reaction is known as anaphylaxis.
Therefore, allergy bracelets should be worn continuously. They not only provide information about the health status of the user, but also warn people about the appropriate action they need to take when they are involved in an emergency, such as life saving and first aid personnel and medical emergency specialists.
KNOWLEDGE SAVE YOUR LIFE
Anaphylaxis is an acute allergic reaction that affects the entire body and requires immediate medical attention. Many people who are severely allergic to something can cause this reaction. Symptoms include anxiety, itching of the skin, headache, nausea and vomiting, sneezing and coughing, abdominal cramps, hives and swelling of the lips and joints, diarrhea, shortness of breath and wheezing, low blood pressure, convulsions and consciousness. A rapid, decisive epinephrine injection can literally be life-saving if it has previously been exposed to an allergen causing an anaphylactic reaction.
Allergens may include:
You should also add the following to your allergy medical identity:
If using an Epipen is required, make a note.
Emergency procedures to follow.
Be sure to include at least one emergency contact number (more if possible). This should be the place where you or someone who knows the situation can be reached.
Always ask your doctor or healthcare professional for specific information to be written to the bracelet.
CHILDREN AND ALLERGIES
Allergies are more problematic especially for young children. Medical identification alert bracelets serve as a reminder to other adults about food that your child will not give. It is a good idea to help adults know about allergens that can trigger a reaction in your child by scratching allergy to the front of where the bracelet is easily visible.
NICKEL METAL ALLERGY
Some people may be allergic to nickel – the metal used to make many medical identification bracelets. However, stainless steel bracelets are hypoallergenic even for nickel allergy sufferers.