Metal allergy, also known as metal hypersensitivity is a common condition that affects 10-15% of the population. Everyday items that are made with metals including medical alert jewelry may trigger allergic reactions for those that are affected by this condition.
Our Stainless steel medical IDs are hypoallergenic and are recommended for people with metal allergies such as an allergy to Nickel that is present in some medical alert jewelry. When you are shopping for your metal allergy bracelet, follow this guide to ensure you get the perfect medical ID jewelry for you!
Metal hypersensitivity can present different levels of symptoms from mild to severe. If you experience the following symptoms from wearing a medical alert bracelet or necklace, this could be due to a metal allergy.
We recommend that jewelry is removed as soon as any of these symptoms are experienced:
American Medical ID offers a return and exchange program for customers who experience symptoms of metal allergy after wearing a medical ID bracelet or necklace. It is possible that metal allergy or hypersensitivity is unknown or undiagnosed at the time of purchase and wear.
Here are some tips to help in the return and exchange process:
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It is recommended for anyone who experience symptoms of a metal allergy to seek advice from a medical professional. An allergy test may be required to identify specific types of allergens that trigger reactions and to help prevent further exposure.
For severe allergic reactions, please call 911.
When selecting a medical ID bracelet with a metal allergy, you’ve come to the right place. We offer many different stainless steel styles for you to choose from!
Shopping for metal allergy bracelets for kids there are several considerations to keep in mind. Sizing the bracelet is very important and it may be beneficial for you to select a style with an adjustable size that can fit them as they grow.
Another well recognized area to wear a medical ID is as a necklace. We offer many different stainless steel medical ID necklaces to fit your style, from utilitarian dog tag to beautiful pendant
View our top selling metal allergy jewelry bracelets and necklaces.
Yes, wearing a medical alert bracelet if you are at risk for anaphylactic shock from a metal exposure (or any allergic reaction) is a responsible decision. In your other engraving lines, include other relevant information, such as the location of an epipen or emergency medical treatment, as well as any other conditions or allergies.
There is no symbol for metal allergy, so specifying the metal allergy, such as “Nickel Allergy” or “ALGY: Nickel” can help first responders and medical personnel to make accurate medical decisions.
Yes, you should carry an expandable wallet card with any additional medical details (conditions, medications, allergies, insurance information, medical contacts, emergency contacts, etc). Think of your allergy card as an extension of your medical ID information.