Penicillin is a very common antibiotic that doctors prescribe for many bacterial infections. As with all antibiotics, some people have negative reactions to penicillin, and some people are truly allergic to it. In either case, once you have had a negative or allergic reaction to penicillin, it’s safest to avoid this medication altogether. If you are allergic to penicillin, you are likely to be allergic to certain other antibiotics that are related to penicillin, such as cephalosporins.
Penicillin is one of the most regularly prescribed antibiotics because it treats very common bacterial infections such as strep throat. People who are allergic to penicillin not only need to avoid this medication but also many related antibiotics in order to decrease their risk of another allergic reaction, which could range from a mild rash to anaphylactic shock. In an emergency situation, EMTs and other medical personnel always need to know about any and all drug allergies, not only life-threatening allergies so that they can treat you properly and avoid administering any potentially unsafe medications. Wearing a medical ID necklace or bracelet may decrease your risk of being given medications to which you may be or are allergic.
By The Numbers:
Over 95% of first responders surveyed report that wearing a medical ID improves patient outcomes and over 98% recommend listing your allergies on your medical alert jewelry.
There is no specific group of styles that make up our penicillin allergy bracelets. Rather, you get to choose the medical alert you like, have us custom engrave it with your medical conditions, and make it in your wrist size.
Whatever styles you choose for your penicillin allergy bracelets, you can wear your medical alert with confidence, knowing it is recommended by first responders and the CDC alike!
“Wear a medical alert ID bracelet or necklace engraved with important information for emergency responders and healthcare providers.”
If you have a penicillin allergy, wearing medical ID jewelry is imperative. PCN is a very common abbreviation for Penicillin. (you can read more about common abbreviations here). 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 penicillin allergy medical ID:
We offer many beautiful bracelets and necklaces that are perfect for your Penicillin Allergy medical ID information. Engrave your condition details on any of our pieces so when needed, they can be easily found.