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Medic alert bracelets.

(9 Posts)
Heathreb Thu 08-Mar-18 17:23:34

Have just been diagnosed with AF and have started taking Warfarin, I have been advised to possibly get a Medic Alert bracelet or necklace, not sure what to do, have a card for my purse.

Oopsadaisy12 Thu 08-Mar-18 17:43:37

I ordered 2 penicillin allergy wrist bands from Amazon, they were very cheap and I don’t have to take them off for showering or swimming.
They were recommended to me by my Practice Nurse, as so many people take the bracelets off and forget to put them back on again, I’ve had mine now for over a year and they are still fine, you can buy different sizes, olours and with different allergies etc. on them.
I can’t wear metal against my skin, apart from Gold! So these bands were a good option.

Oopsadaisy12 Thu 08-Mar-18 17:43:57

Colours not olours!

jusnoneed Thu 08-Mar-18 17:47:25

A friend has just changed hers to an engraved ID bracelet (the type with a couple inch bar and then links) - done to replace her fee paid alert service. But if you look on Ebay etc there are different types.

grannyactivist Thu 08-Mar-18 18:29:07

My five year old grandson has a life threatening allergy to sesame and I think of his wristbands as an additional layer of protection. We take him and his asthmatic brother on holiday with us every Easter and I would prefer they both were wrapped in big warning signs when they go off to their children's clubs, but short of that the wristbands give us a modicum of peace. Just type in allergy band or allergy ID into google and you'll see there are plenty to choose from.

Heathreb Thu 08-Mar-18 18:44:22

Thankyou for your replies, will look on the sites mentioned, I suppose it's better to be safe if you are out on your own and have an accident.

Oopsadaisy12 Wed 21-Mar-18 11:42:08

Not just if you are in an accident, when I received my silicon bracelets,my husband asked me what they were for, I showed them to him and he said “ oh yes, I’d forgotten you were allergic to Penicillin” well, he’d be great in an emergency wouldn’t he! My DDs had also forgotten......
I have Asthma and the nurse said that if you are taken into hospital they would use Penicillin as their first option, unless they can see a Medicalert bracelet/ necklace.So make sure that’s it’s easy to see.

stella1949 Wed 21-Mar-18 11:53:15

A card in your purse is the last place they'd look if you were sent by ambulance to the Emergency Room. Get that bracelet, you'll be glad of it, and in an emergency the hospital staff can see it instantly.

goldengirl Wed 21-Mar-18 12:02:08

A useful thread. I'm on blood thinning tablets and carry a card but I've been thinking about getting a bracelet and will now go ahead and get one!