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alert bracelet is worn around the wrist. It has information about your identity
and your medical condition. This can help emergency care providers know right
away how to help you if you are not able to talk.
you and your emergency contacts can be etched on the bracelet. Or you may
prefer a medical alert necklace. The jewelry can be made of different materials, including plastics, rubber, and metal. Temporary medical alert tattoos are also available.
An adult or child may want to
wear medical alert jewelry if he or she has an ongoing medical condition, has
food or drug allergies, or is taking multiple medicines.
You can buy medical ID jewelry at most drugstores or online.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofOctober 9, 2017
Current as of:
October 9, 2017
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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