Make sure to have the correct information on your medical alert bracelet.
If you are allergic to peanuts or have another food allergy that could cause a serious allergic reaction, you will want to have your medical bracelet provide all of the important information about how to help you.
Paramedics and other emergency healthcare workers know to look for a bracelet to see if a patient has allergies or special needs of another kind. Wearing a medical ID bracelet can save your life if it has the proper information on it.
Quick treatment is needed if you develop anaphylaxis
You do everything to make sure that you are not endangered by eating a food that you are allergic to, but there is always a possibility that you may accidentally ingest a tiny bit of the food that could cause serious problems for you. If you develop anaphylaxis, you need to receive immediate emergency care. Every minute counts when a person is struggling to breath, may lose consciousness, and has other lfie-threatening symptoms.
There may not be time to get to the hospital
Medical emergencies need immediate treatment, and having a medical ID bracelet makes this possible. It takes time to call an ambulance, wait for them to arrive, and get to the hospital. A person suffering from a serious food allergy reaction may have only minutes before serious symptoms can cause a serious reaction.
A medical ID bracelet allows anyone to help you
When you wear a medical ID bracelet with clear directions about your allergies, anyone who is with you or nearby can help when you cannot help yourself. Many people put that they have a severe allergy to peanuts on their bracelet. A message that says, “Give Epi Pen” can be engraved on your bracelet. Others who are nearby can then search your pockets or purse and find the treatment that may save your life.
Other information to add to your bracelet
It is usually a good idea to put the phone number of a relative on the bracelet, even if you are an adult. Most people also put their doctor’s phone number on the bracelet. In the case of a peanut allergy reaction, epinephrine can be given to you from the Epi Pen if you are not able to do it yourself.
Most people put their name on their bracelet
Putting your name on your bracelet is a good way to make sure that you get the proper treatment. You can call your local emergency response team and let them know that you have a severe peanut allergy. Be sure to tell them that you always have your Epi Pen in your pocket or wherever you keep it. Emergency response teams in most communities appreciate knowing this information so that they can be prepared to take quick action if you ever need it.
Consider not wearing other jewelry
You may want to consider not wearing any other jewelry except for a ring on your finger. The reason for not wearing other jewelry is so that your medical ID bracelet stands out to any medical personnel who can then follow your instructions on it. If you wear bangles or other bracelets on the same arm, there is a chance that your medical bracelet will be overlooked until it is too late.