Rash with ID Bracelet

Posted on: Fri, 02/09/2007 - 1:49am
Samber's picture
Joined: 06/22/2006 - 09:00

We are using the med alert bracelet, metal one.
Anyone experience a rash around the wrist?
If so what alternatives did you use?
Did a search came up with zero.

Thank you

Posted on: Fri, 02/09/2007 - 1:59am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Maybe soap could have gotten under it and irritated it? Is it really cold where you live?

Posted on: Fri, 02/09/2007 - 2:24am
smudgesgarden's picture
Joined: 02/26/2006 - 09:00

im thinking that maybe when your child is washing her/his hands hes not drying under the bracelet and there is soap and or water left on the skin.
i get a nasty rash under my wedding band if im not careful to rinse and dry real well.

Posted on: Fri, 02/09/2007 - 3:59am
TwokidsNJ's picture
Joined: 05/28/2005 - 09:00

Is there nickel in it? (can you call and ask?)
Nickel is common cause of skin allergy.

Posted on: Fri, 02/09/2007 - 4:04am
Samber's picture
Joined: 06/22/2006 - 09:00

I can believe that maybe after handwashing that it is wet than gets irritated. I took it off last night and this am it isn't so bad. It does have a slight "doughy" appearance to the skin so it makes me think contact reaction maybe?
It is about 45-54 degrees during the day [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Samber (edited February 09, 2007).]

Posted on: Fri, 02/09/2007 - 5:23am
rebekahc's picture
Joined: 12/02/1999 - 09:00

DS is allergic to metal and reacts to his medic alert bracelet. We got the sports band, but the metal plate kept slipping off the band and resting on his skin. We finally found a bracelet that is all plastic called ID on Me (don't have the link anymore unfortunately). It was less user friendly and not as sturdy, but was bright red and did work for us. I asked the company to make one with a medical symbol on it. They thought that was a good idea and sent us a sticker to place on DS's bracelet. The sticker didn't stick well, though. Not sure if they have bracelets now with the symbol more permanently attached. Our elastic strap has worn out and we need to order a new one... Since DS is on Xolair it hasn't been as much a priority for me as it should.
I'll edit if I find a link...
Looks like they've responded nicely to my request for medical ones - they were originally designed as ID only... Here's a link [url="http://www.keepsafejewelry.com/idonme.htm"]http://www.keepsafejewelry.com/idonme.htm[/url]
We'll definitely be getting a new one!
[This message has been edited by rebekahc (edited February 09, 2007).]

Posted on: Fri, 02/09/2007 - 6:00am
Jenna's picture
Joined: 07/09/2000 - 09:00

My son reacted to his original Medic Alert bracelet. I called them and they sent us one without any nickel. I believe it's titanium instead. We haven't had any problems with the new one. I would guess it's a nickel allergy.
[This message has been edited by Jenna (edited February 09, 2007).]

Posted on: Fri, 02/09/2007 - 7:04am
Spoedig's picture
Joined: 09/17/2004 - 09:00

My son has always had products from [url="http://www.n-styleid.com"]www.n-styleid.com[/url]
His braclets have been made from nylon webbing with a stainless steel slider (they have many styles, however).

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