A medical 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.
Information about you and your emergency contacts can be etched on the bracelet. Or you may prefer a medical alert necklace. The jewellery can be made of different materials, including plastics, rubber, and metal.
An adult or child may want to wear medical alert jewellery if he or she has an ongoing medical condition, has food or drug allergies, or is taking multiple medicines.
You can get medical ID necklaces or bracelets from your doctor.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerBrian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofAugust 14, 2016
Current as of: August 14, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
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