Medical IDs for Allergies

The confidence to live with allergies

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 30% of all adults and 40% of children in the United States live with allergies, making allergies among the most common chronic conditions worldwide. Living with an allergy can be complex, as allergens, symptoms, and reactions vary greatly from person to person. 

An allergic reaction typically triggers symptoms in the nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears, lining of the stomach, or on the skin. For some people, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma. In the most serious cases, a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis can occur. It isn’t always possible to anticipate these upcoming reactions when exposed to allergens, which is why having an allergy bracelet is extremely important for anyone who has severe allergies. 

“I have allergies and suffered a stroke. Being a member of MedicAlert is important to me. When I travel internationally – I have the peace of mind I need. I know that MedicAlert will protect me.”

– Maryann M., MedicAlert member 1975

What kinds of allergies do people wear medical IDs for?

Food allergies are one of the most common allergies, with over 15 million people impacted by them today. Drug allergies are also common, with up to 10% of the population susceptible to a severe reaction to drugs.

People can wear a medical allergy bracelet for any allergy that may be life-threatening. This includes food allergies, drug allergies, latex allergy, seasonal allergies, pollen or animal dander, insect stings, or anything that causes an allergic reaction that may lead to anaphylactic shock.

That’s why a MedicAlert ID is a critical component of an allergy action plan. During a severe allergic reaction, your custom engraved ID will alert others of your condition. A MedicAlert allergy bracelet for adults or children will:

  • Be your voice: If you can’t speak for yourself, your ID will speak for you, informing others about your allergies and any medications you are taking, and whether you are carrying an EPI pen.
  • Provide 24/7 emergency protection: Our team will relay all of our critical medical information to first responders in an emergency, no matter where or when it happens.
  • Keep you connected: You should never be alone in an emergency; that’s why MedicAlert will reach out to your emergency contacts when needed if you are unable to do so.
  • Enable you to live with confidence: The freedom to live your life with allergies, knowing that MedicAlert is there for you.

The Importance of an Allergy Medical ID Bracelet

Wearing a medical ID at all times ensures your medical conditions are immediately known in an emergency.

When first responders see your MedicAlert ID, they know to contact MedicAlert to get your complete health record.

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Who needs medical alert bracelets for allergies?

Erin Lawyer, a stay-at-home mother of 4, purchased memberships for her young children because 3 of them have medical conditions consisting of asthma, food allergies, and diabetes. The family loves to travel and be outdoors. All 4 kids are very active with swimming and riding bikes during the spring and summer months. Her 6-year old son Logan has severe food allergies to nuts, dairy, and eggs, and also suffers from asthma.

Erin says, “Knowing he has his MedicAlert bracelet when he’s away from me gives me constant peace of mind.” Although 10-year-old Nolan is her only child with no medical conditions, he loves to wear his MedicAlert bracelet with the others, as well.

While this is a perfect example of someone who benefits highly from an allergy bracelet, these types of medical alert IDs are important to have for anyone who experiences an allergic reaction that may be severe enough to cause anaphylactic shock. Children and adults alike can be sent into a life-threatening allergic reaction in moments.


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How do you order an allergy MedicAlert ID?

The simplest way to order a MedicAlert ID for an allergy alert bracelet or allergy necklace is to go to the MedicAlert website. With the variety of types of IDs available including allergy bracelets, necklaces, cards, shoe tags, and more, you will easily find something that fits your style and personality.

Each item can be engraved with your personal medical information that someone might need to know in the event of an emergency. You can fill out all of your information securely online, submit your order, and have your allergy alert bracelet in just days. Feel more secure in your everyday living immediately when you get your MedicAlert ID product and take comfort in our 24/7 support.

What should I engrave on an allergy alert medical ID?

An allergy ID bracelet works best when it is tailored with your custom information and easily readable for anyone who may be trying to understand what is going on in a crisis. Important medical and emergency contact information that is available at a first responder’s fingertips will allow them to treat you quickly and effectively. The best things to engrave on a medical bracelet for allergies include:

  • Allergies
  • If you are carrying an Epi-Pen
  • Other medical conditions
  • Current medications
  • Treatment considerations or restrictions
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We’re proud to partner with the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America and Kids with Food Allergies to provide tools and resources to help people with asthma and allergies live better lives.

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