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 get medical ID necklaces or bracelets from your doctor, your local pharmacy, or online.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of
April 2, 2013
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 02, 2013
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