medical IDs for allergies

Medical IDs for Allergies

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The confidence to live with allergies

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 30% of all adults and 40% of children in the United States live with allergies, making allergies among the most common chronic conditions worldwide. Living with an allergy can be complex, as allergens, symptoms, and reactions vary greatly from person to person.

An allergic reaction typically triggers symptoms in the nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears, lining of the stomach, or on the skin. For some people, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma. In the most serious cases, a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis can occur.

It isn’t always possible to anticipate these upcoming reactions when exposed to allergens, which is why having a medical ID for allergies is extremely important for anyone who has severe allergies.

How MedicAlert protects those with allergies

Living with an allergy can be complex, as allergens, symptoms, and reactions vary greatly from person to person. One thing you shouldn’t worry about is what could happen in an emergency. MedicAlert’s protection plans offer benefits that extend beyond a medical ID, providing safety and peace of mind for anyone living with allergies.

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Pair a medical ID for allergies with the protection plan that’s right for you.

What kinds of allergies do people wear allergy bracelets for?

Food allergies are one of the most common allergies, with over 15 million people impacted by them today. Drug allergies are also common, with up to 10% of the population susceptible to a severe reaction to drugs.

People can wear medical IDs for allergies that may be life-threatening. This includes food allergies, drug allergies, latex allergy, seasonal allergies, pollen or animal dander, insect stings, or anything that causes an allergic reaction that may lead to anaphylactic shock.

I have allergies and suffered a stroke. Being a member of MedicAlert is important to me. When I travel internationally – I have the peace of mind I need. I know that MedicAlert will protect me.

Who needs a medical alert allergy bracelet?

Erin Lawyer, a stay-at-home mother of 4, purchased memberships for her young children because 3 of them have medical conditions consisting of asthma, food allergies, and diabetes. The family loves to travel and be outdoors. All 4 kids are very active with swimming and riding bikes during the spring and summer months. Her 6-year old son Logan has severe food allergies to nuts, dairy, and eggs, and also suffers from asthma.

Erin says, “Knowing he has his MedicAlert bracelet when he’s away from me gives me constant peace of mind.” Although 10-year-old Nolan is her only child with no medical conditions, he loves to wear his MedicAlert bracelet with the others, as well.

While this is a perfect example of someone who benefits highly from an allergy bracelet, these types of medical alert IDs are important to have for anyone who experiences an allergic reaction that may be severe enough to cause anaphylactic shock. Children and adults alike can be sent into a life-threatening allergic reaction in moments.

What to engrave on your MedicAlert ID for allergies:

An allergy ID bracelet works best when it is tailored with your custom information and easily readable for anyone who may be trying to understand what is going on in a crisis.

Important medical and emergency contact information that is available at a first responder’s fingertips will allow them to treat you quickly and effectively. 

The best things to engrave on a medical bracelet for allergies include:

  • Allergies
  • If you are carrying an Epi-Pen
  • Other medical conditions
  • Current medications
  • Treatment considerations or restrictions
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Sample engraving. Consult our team if you need help engraving your medical ID for allergies.

How do you order a MedicAlert medical ID for allergies?

The simplest way to order a MedicAlert ID for an allergy alert bracelet or allergy necklace is to go to the MedicAlert website. With the variety of types of IDs available including allergy bracelets, necklaces, cards, shoe tags, and more, you will easily find something that fits your style and personality. Each item can be engraved with your personal medical information that someone might need to know in the event of an emergency. You can fill out all of your information securely online, submit your order, and have your allergy alert bracelet in just days.
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How a  medical ID  for allergies combined with MedicAlert  Membership provides peace of mind for those living with allergies

A MedicAlert ID is a critical component of an allergy action plan. During a severe allergic reaction, your custom engraved ID will alert others of your condition. A MedicAlert allergy bracelet for adults or children will:

  • Be your voice: If you can’t speak for yourself, your ID will speak for you, informing others about your allergies and any medications you are taking, and whether you are carrying an EPI pen.

  • Provide 24/7 emergency protection: Our team will relay all of your critical medical information to first responders in an emergency, no matter where or when it happens.

  • Keep you connected: You should never be alone in an emergency; that’s why MedicAlert will reach out to your emergency contacts when needed if you are unable to do so.

  • Enable you to live with confidence: The freedom to live your life with allergies, knowing that MedicAlert is there for you.

DISCLAIMER: THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. The information in this article is presented for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.