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Link: N-Style medical ID jewelry

A brush earlier today with one of my food allergies reminded me that I really should wear a medical ID bracelet, but I hate the way the regular necklaces and bracelets I've seen look and I'd be lucky to find a bracelet that fits. While poking around looking, I found N-Style ID, which makes all sorts of medical ID jewelry I might actually wear.

At the moment, I'm leaning towards a sterling silver heart pendant that has a 12/12/8 character limit for engraving, which is just enough to fit "PCN, LATEX / ALLERGIES / SEE CARD". (I've carried a wallet card for ages, but I figure penicillin and latex are important enough to wear.)

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lil_sass
Jul. 12th, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)
I'm allergic to penicillin. I was unaware that I should be notifying everybody but my doctor when they ask. Man, I wonder if it could cause more than a rash.
oddharmonic
Jul. 12th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)
I go into anaphylactic shock when exposed to either pencillin or latex, which is why I want them on a medical ID tag. My food allergies are less severe (mostly rash/hives and mild throat swelling), so I have no problem leaving them off a tag and on the card I carry.
lil_sass
Jul. 13th, 2004 07:16 pm (UTC)
Oh okay, that is why they ask *what* exactly happens to me during an allergic reaction. I thought maybe *I* wasn't doing all I needed to do. Thanks, once again, for the education.
mayna
Jul. 12th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
How do the medical professionals know to look at the jewelry though?
vogonpoet
Jul. 13th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
They are trained to do so -- my female parental unit is an RN and used to talk about getting me one for my allergies (and then would laugh because it would have to be the size of a dinner plate -- I had so many allergies that as a child I went to summer camp, which required a full medical review; one of the questions was "List any allergies:" to which the doctor replied, "Multiple" rather than write them all out).
paradoxymoron
Jul. 12th, 2004 09:55 pm (UTC)
well, shit, if not latex, then what?
oddharmonic
Jul. 13th, 2004 08:59 am (UTC)
The Trojan Supra and Durex Avanti condoms, as well as the female condom, are all polyurethane. There's also a silicone diaphragm on the market, but I have to find a healthcare provider that will prescribe one if I want to try that.
paradoxymoron
Jul. 13th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
polyurethane. I think that's what I'm looking for.
No, not for me. What, you think I get laid?

Two friends are latex intolerant, and I couldn't remember what one said she had to use so I could tell the other.
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