EVERY ID IS AN ASTHMA MEDICAL ID
Custom engraving means every ID works for you!
Choose the style you prefer, and we will engrave it with your Asthma diagnosis and other pertinent information.
Asthma is a fairly common condition, slightly more prevalent in children than adults and more common in girls and women than in boys and men. Nearly 8% of the US population has asthma, although the severity of the condition varies by person. As well, the prevalence varies regionally and by ethnic group.
When someone suffers an asthma attack, the lungs’ airways inflame and swell, causing constriction, and this causes coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing. What this ultimately means is that less air reaches the lungs, and the patient is less able to breathe. Some asthma attacks are mild and can be treated with fast-acting inhalers, also called “rescue drugs.” Other attacks can be severe, causing the lips and/or face to turn blue due to severe difficulty breathing. Severe attacks are also sometimes characterized by sweating and an abnormally rapid pulse.
AN ASTHMA MEDICAL ID COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE
Over time, people with asthma may learn what triggers their asthma attacks and are thus better able to avoid having serious episodes. However, not all allergens are avoidable, and not all asthma attacks are caused by allergies. In fact, many asthma attacks are caused by chemicals, exercise, smoke exposure, and stress.
While most asthma attacks are treatable with rescue drugs such as inhalers, sometimes an inhaler is too far away to be reached. Other times, the attack may be extreme. In both instances, those surrounding the person suffering an asthma attack need to know what to do and how to help. By wearing medical ID jewelry, those with asthma can have their diagnosis and treatment protocol on hand in the event they are unable to speak. Additionally, if EMTs do need to respond, knowing the cause of someone’s inability to breathe can contribute toward faster, more effective treatment.
If you have asthma, wearing medical ID jewelry is imperative. We recommend listing your name, diagnosis(es), any medications, all allergies, and emergency contact numbers. Here are some examples of what to engrave on your asthma medical alert jewelry:
INHALER IN PURSE
ALGYS: BEES, LATEX
EPI & INHALER IN BAG