What is an Allergy Alert Bracelet?
Custom-engraved allergy ID bracelets are simply medical ID bracelets worn to communicate for you in the event you cannot advocate for yourself. Allergy bracelets and necklaces must feature the universally recognized medical caduceus or star of life symbol on the front to alert first responders to the presence of your emergency medical information.
Why Do I Need a Medical Alert Bracelet For Food Allergies?
If you have food allergies, you may think you simply need to avoid that food, and that’s enough. But cross-contamination and accidental ingestion are always risks, which makes a food allergy bracelet very important. Even for someone who has only ever experienced mild reactions, wearing a medical alert bracelet for allergies is a daily necessity, as Dr. Pruvi Parikh, M.D. explained in an article for US News and World Report, “There’s no such thing as a, ‘mild food allergy.’ There are mild symptoms, for sure, but there’s no way to predict the severity of a reaction from one day to the next.”
Wearing a medical alert bracelet for allergies helps those around you identify what’s wrong in the event of a reaction. Your medical ID can explain what you’re allergic to, what symptoms to look for, which rescue medications to give (EG: Benadryl versus Epinephrine), and when to call 911.
“As a Paramedic, I am most worried about allergens of all kinds.”-Nicholas Yoncher EMT-P
Why Do I Need a Medical Alert Bracelet For Drug Allergies?
Just as with food allergies, people often think they can simply avoid their drug allergens. And while that may be true most days, in an emergency, such as a car accident or severe illness, a medical allergy bracelet can make all the difference in the world.
When you cannot think clearly or advocate for yourself, having a medical alert bracelet for allergies, including all drug allergies and latex allergies, can help EMTs and other first responders know what not to give you so that they do not make an emergency situation even worse.
What Does Medical Allergy Jewelry Look Like?
Allergy bracelets for adults and kids have one unifying characteristic: They are marked with the universally recognized medical caduceus or star of life symbol. The same goes for a medical necklace. For allergies or any other condition, the presence of this symbol lets first responders know where to look for your emergency medical information.
Our various medical allergy jewelry styles can be found all over the site because the same medical ID one person might wear as an egg allergy bracelet another person might wear as a latex allergy alert bracelet. This is because we custom engrave our medical ID bracelets. For allergies and any other condition, the choice of which type of medical alert you wear is truly up to you.
Which Allergy Alert is Right For Me?
For women, whether you need a penicillin allergy bracelet, latex allergy bracelet, or a medical ID for any other combination of conditions, we carry a wide range of medical allergy jewelry styles. We have everything from luxe, handcrafted, limited edition styles to simple leather medical IDs and medical alert necklaces.
Which Allergies Require Medical ID Jewelry?
These are some of the most common allergens for which people wear allergy alerts, but of course, there are many more.
Contrast Dye Allergies
Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies
Berry and Fruit Allergies
Fish or Shellfish Allergies
Some of the other allergies for which people wear medical IDs include:
Stinging insect / Bee Allergies
What Else Do I Need To Know About Allergy Alerts?
Looking for more? We are here to help. Check out our helpful guides on:
- What to engrave on your allergy alert medical ID.
- How do I measure my wrist for a medical ID bracelet?
* In 2020, Lauren’s Hope conducted a non-incentivized, independent survey of more than 100 EMTs, paramedics, and other medical first responders.
Over 95% of first responders surveyed report that wearing a medical ID improves patient outcomes.
Over 98% agreed that having your allergies listed on your medical alert was beneficial.
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Part of the LH team since 2012, Cohen has spent years learning about various medical conditions and what engravings are most helpful for each.
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