Some reactions children may experience with food allergies are hives, rash, itchiness and difficulty swallowing and breathing. While some reactions are relatively mild, they can become life-threatening in an instant. Medical ID bracelets will alert medics and caregivers as to a child’s allergies and allow for faster treatment. Medical alert bracelets for kids can help identify your child’s food allergies for others in an emergency situation.
Common food allergies include:
Peanut Allergies: Peanuts can be found in candies, cakes and many processed food items. Symptoms may be hives, itching, breathing difficulty and nausea.
Wheat Allergies: Wheat can be found in breads, cereals, pastas and snack foods. Hives, nausea, vomiting and difficulty breathing are common signs of a wheat allergy.
Soy Allergies: Soy is found in legumes, sauces and foods that contain soybean oil. Symptoms may include hay fever, acne, breathing difficulty and itching.
Egg Allergies: Egg can be found in breads, pastas, sauces, cakes and candies. Symptoms of an egg allergy may include hives, itchiness, abdominal pain, and coughing.
Milk Allergies: Milk is found in yogurt, sauces, ice cream, candies and cheeses. Symptoms of a milk allergy may be diarrhea, constipation, hives, vomiting and wheezing.
Some people with food allergies can have a serious reaction called anaphylaxis. Signs of this kind of reaction include:
If any of the above items are ingested by an allergic child, reactions may begin immediately. Breathing, speaking and swallowing become nearly impossible. Calling 9-1-1 may be required in order to obtain life-saving help. Once paramedics arrive, they have a better chance of saving a child if they know what is causing the reaction.
Medical ID bracelets become essential when a child is away from home at daycare, school or at a sleepover, intensifying the need for someone other than the parent to notify paramedics during a situation mandating a medical alert.