People wear medical ID jewelry for three main reasons:
Allergies fit into all three categories. They are serious medical conditions that can both cause an emergency situation or be triggered during standard treatments, making allergy medical alerts vitally important.
Looking for an allergy medical alert bracelet? We’re here to help answer all the most frequently asked questions about buying allergy alert bracelets or necklaces.
If you have allergies, a medical ID bracelet or necklace can be vital in an emergency situation:
The most common reasons for wearing an allergy alert are food allergies and drug allergies such as these, though there are, of course, many more:
Some of the other allergies for which people wear medical IDs include:
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Many people have metal sensitivities and metal allergies. Typically, people with metal allergies are allergic to nickel, which is present in stainless steel. This is why we only use hypoallergenic, nickel-free stainless steel, which the vast majority of people with a metal allergy or metal sensitivity can wear safely without ever experiencing irritation or reactions.
It’s easy to order a custom-engraved medical ID. Because we custom engrave all of our medical ID jewelry, the allergy alert one person might wear for a penicillin allergy is the same med ID another person might wear for an allergy to tree nuts. Here’s how to order an allergy alert medical ID:
When engraving your medical ID, it’s important to include the basics:
However, with an allergy alert bracelet or necklace, if space allows, it’s also a good idea to list any unusual symptoms you might display and explain what to do in an emergency. For example, spell out whether you should be given Benadryl or Epinephrine. Note whether you carry an Epipen or other autoinjector. State whether/when 911 should be called.
*In 2020, Lauren’s Hope conducted a non-incentivized, independent survey of more than 100 EMTs, paramedics, and other medical first responders.