Having a medical condition poses many complications in a patient’s life. If you have one or more conditions, you may benefit from a medical ID bracelet. These bracelets can prove beneficial and life-saving in a medical emergency situation.
Personalized medical ID bracelets can list any life-threatening allergies right on it. Some of these allergies may be completely out of your control such as honeybees. If you come into contact with certain items, your body may go into shock. Without the bracelet, medical professionals may be left wondering how to treat you. The bracelet provides them with information to expedite care. Common allergies to have on bracelets include nuts, celiac disease, shellfish, dairy, peanut, galactosemia, latex, penicillin, egg and wheat.
Combining certain medications with others can have deadly consequences. One way to avoid this in an emergency situation is to include certain medications on your medical ID bracelet. If you use an EpiPen for an allergy such as those listed above, put that on there. Blood thinners are a common medication to include. The last thing you want is for an emergency to happen and EMS gives you a medication that does not mix with the blood thinner you take.
Someone suffering from a mental health condition can benefit from having that listed on an ID bracelet. Those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s should list those conditions. Those on the autism spectrum should also list the condition as the medical professional can change their care tactics to help you in an emergency situation.
Those with specific chronic illnesses should have an ID bracelet. Common chronic conditions include vision impairment, bleeding disorders, diabetes, epilepsy, invisible disabilities, organ transplants, asthma, blood clots, down syndrome, aneurysms, hearing impairment, Marfan Syndrome, seizure disorder and heart patients. Those who suffer from substance abuse disorders should consider one as well. These bracelets can save your life when you are unable to inform someone of your medical conditions.