Survey- Medic Alert

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 12:19pm
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

I am curious about how many of us have medic-alert bracelets for our kids or ourselves. (or a similiar bracelet or jewelry) and what they state. Do you have them if you feel your child's alergy is severe or "mild" etc?

James 5 yrs, NKA
Ben 4 yrs, PA and MA

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 12:47pm
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

NO such thing as a 'mild' peanut allergy.
When I was diagnosed with PA my allergist said, 'carry epi and get a medic alert bracelet' and he gave me a brochure for Medicalert.

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 1:11pm
lmw's picture
Joined: 11/12/2005 - 09:00

Bought a MedicAlert bracelet for DD 12 years ago, when she was first diagnosed TNA. It was updated to include PA last year.
There were a few years when it was difficult to keep it on her (teens) but as she is reacting to more things now, she seems to understand MY desire to have her wear it all the time.
Although she was originally just allergic to almonds and hazelnuts, the engraving said 'allergic to all nuts' . It now specifies 'peanuts and all nuts'. She is also now TNA to them all.

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 1:16pm
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

(name edited out by office), where is the tatoo? Does it look like a bracelet? Gee--that would be much easier for kiddos! (JK)

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 1:31pm
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

I bought my son the bright green leather rope braid bracelet with medical id from Laurens Hope. I actually LOVE it! The green is so bright and noticable and the metal medical ID is very noticable too. The back I printed up that he is severely allergic to nuts/tree nuts/eggs and that he needs an Epipen and Inhaler. Then of course phone numbers...I wrote call 911 AND my home and cell #'s. If I could change anything, it's that the back was printed with a color, like's just pressed into the metal, you can read it, I'd just like it bolder! He wants to get a dog tag next....why not!!!
I also want to get one for my younger kiddos....especially the milk and egg. But it was pretty $$ so will have to get one at a time!
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 3:51pm
mcmom's picture
Joined: 06/15/2004 - 09:00

My son has worn one since he was four, he is now seven. It has never been taken off even once! He has the regular silver Medic Alert.

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 10:16pm
caryn's picture
Joined: 11/20/2002 - 09:00

my son has wore a regular medic alert since he was 2 - he is now 6 1/2 and has only taken it off to replace it with a new larger size at age 5 -- never never never has he complained!

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 11:13pm
NCMom's picture
Joined: 04/30/2003 - 09:00

My 6 yo PA son has worn his Medic Alert bracelet since he started preschool at 3 1/2. The face is worn (he's pretty rough) but the engraving is just as good as the day it was sent to us. It says "severely allergic to peanuts, asthma, has epipen". It has only come off for his surgery for tubes and then for his tonsillectomy a year later.
My 4 yo TNA son just got his Medic Alert bracelet (the basic stainless one also) this summer after we discovered his allergy to pistachios (and also cashews). I can't remember exactly what it says. He was so used to seeing his older brother's bracelet that when he got one, he's never complained one second about wearing it. Both boys wear them like a second skin.

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 11:22pm
turtle's picture
Joined: 12/10/2004 - 09:00

My 4yo PA son has worn a regular medic alert bracelet for about a year now. He has never taken it off and never even mentions it.

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 11:23pm
krc's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

We have the stainless steel medic alert and a sports band.
We had a hard time trying to decide what to put on and ended up w/
Anaphylaxis to peanuts, tree nuts
Call 911
Carries Epipen
I know the bracelet is *supposed* to be for the medics but I also wanted it to include call 911 for the everyday person who could find her in distress and look at her bracelet.
[This message has been edited by krc (edited January 26, 2007).]

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 11:26pm
KIMMO's picture
Joined: 11/04/2006 - 09:00

I've checked into getting an ID bracelet, but I haven't been officially diagnosed. My SPT & RAST tests were both negative, though I still seem to react to pnuts & pecans. It's mild, but I understand that I can have ana reaction any time. So, I'm seriously considering the bracelet. I do carry 2 epi's in my purse at all times.
this thread made me think some more about it.


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