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Should we get a medic alert id bracelet for a child with a peanut allergy?

Should we get a medic alert id bracelet for a child with a peanut allergy?

Definitely: There are many excellent places to obtain medical alert bracelets. Lauren's hope makes very good and sturdy products. Other than bracelets, there are necklaces, identifications that go on belts, etc. They are available for women, men, boys and girls. It is well worth it. ...Read more

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Should everyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

Should everyone wear a medical alert bracelet?

No: Only people with life-threatening conditions that need to be taken care of immediately - e.g. Epilepsy or a severe allergy that can lead to death in minutes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear a dead loved one's medical alert bracelet?

Is it ok to wear a dead loved one's medical alert bracelet?

No: ...And if you are in an accident and are unconscious, imagine the consequences. Honor your loved-one's memory in a much less risky gesture. ...Read more

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Trying to design a medical alert bracelet. What can I put on there to have paramedics check medication interactions before administating anything? I have several potentially major(if not lethal) interactions with the meds I'm taking as well as several m

Trying to design a medical alert bracelet.  What can I put on there to have paramedics check medication interactions before administating anything? I have several potentially major(if not lethal)  interactions with the meds I'm taking as well as several m

See answer: You may want to indicate something like "Severe drug interactions: See wallet" and in your wallet list the medication you are on, the need to check for interactions before administering emergency medication, and any specific medication that you might be concerned about. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear some charms attached to your medical alert bracelet?

Is it ok to wear some charms attached to your medical alert bracelet?

Yes: Yes, as long as it doesn't look decorative only in which case it would be overlooked as a medical alert. ...Read more

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If you saw something on a medical alert bracelet, would you know what condition the person has?

If you saw something on a medical alert bracelet, would you know what condition the person has?

Not necessarily: Most medical alert bracelets list a patient's drug allergies. Sometimes they do list specific conditions like diabetes, but not necessarily. ...Read more

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Do type 2 diabetics need to wear a medical alert bracelet?

Can't hurt: Hi. In all honesty, it can't hurt. But unless you're taking insulin and have a high risk of hypoglycemia, you're probably OK without it. I'm a type 1, and when I was young my Mom always wanted me to wear one. I'm just not a jewelry person, and never have worn one. So I leave it up to patients. Stay in tight control and live healthily! ...Read more

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