There are many individuals who should be wearing some sort of medical alert bracelet or pendent but do not because they feel that they do not fit into their lifestyle, and this is where medical alert charms come in handy, as they are unobtrusive but could be life-saving.
Medical alerts are there to alert emergency medical personnel to the fact that you may have an allergy or medical condition of which they should be aware before giving any treatment or medication which could cause an adverse effect.
Some people think that medical alert jewelery is ugly and chunky, and doesn’t go with what they normally wear, the alert bracelet or pendent makes them stick out, or their peers make fun of them for needing to wear such a thing. This is especially true of children and teenagers, and if they need to wear an alert but hate it so much that they keep on accidentally “forgetting” to put them on they could be putting their lives in danger.
Individuals who are suffering from the following conditions should be wearing some sort of a medical alert:
- Allergic To Cephalosporins
- Allergic To Morphine
- Allergic To Contrast Dye
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Adrenal Insufficiency
- Bee Sting Allergy
- Cochlear Implant
- Food Allergy
- Gastric Bypass Patient
- Hearing Impaired
- Heart Stents
- Heart Patient
- Lap Band Patient
- Lymphedema Alert
- Memory Impaired
- Manic Depressive
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- No MRI
- On Multiple Medications
- On Blood Thinner
- Organ Transplant
- Peanut Allergy
- Penicillin Allergy
- Seizure Disorder
- Sulfa Allergy
- Sight Impaired
- Taking Coumadin
- Von Willebrand’s
Anyone with any of the above, any chronic medical condition, and any other condition which their physician feels warrants it should wear a medical alert, be it medical alert charms, bracelets or necklaces, or watches.
If you really feel that you do not want to wear a medical alert bracelet or pendant, either because you feel that they do not suit the way you dress or that they may get in the way when you work or even get caught in some machinery or something, then there is an alternative for you; medical alert charms.
What are Medical Alert Charms?
Medical alert charms are popular because they are small and can be worn attached to various items such as a wallet, a key-ring, a bracelet or pendent that you already wear, or even a zipper pull or a shoe tag. The charms normally come with a good clasp such as a lobster clasp that makes it easy to attach the charm where you want it and take it off again very easily, yet not have to worry whilst you are wearing it, as the clasp is strong and will not break or open easily. This means that you can go about your work without worrying that your charm is going to fall off and that you may not have critical identity and medical information on you when you need it most, in the case of an emergency when you may not be able to talk for yourself.
The beauty of medical alert charms is that they are small, can be engraved with up to four lines of custom engraving, which is enough to give your identity, a phone number and critical medical information. Wearing one of these unobtrusive charms, which medical personnel are trained to look out for may well be the difference between you living or dying if you land in an emergency situation.
Different Styles of Medical Alert Charms
Medical alert charms come in many different styles so that you can wear one that will suit your lifestyle and mode of dressing, and even your teenagers will not mind wearing one that they choose themselves, according to what they think is “cool” according to the teenage mind.
Here are a few of he styles of medical alert charms that are available for you to choose from:
- Italian Charms – AddALinkOfCharm.com is a company that offers unique high quality, Italian charms. They have become very popular for the interesting variety of charms that they offer, such as their range of small, rectangular charms with an interlocking design that can be linked together to create attractive necklaces, key chains, pendants, bracelets, watchbands, or other accessories. These charms are made from 100% surgical grade stainless steel, and are available in various custom designs and colors.
- Medical Charm Bracelets – There are various styles of bracelets available, such as the Pearl & Onyx Beaded Bracelet with engravable Stainless Heart Charm, which can be bought at various lengths; Nature Charms Links of Hope Women’s Bracelet; the 316L Stainless Medical ID Alert Heart Charm Bracelet; a Tiffany Style 316L Stainless Diabetes Medical Alert Heart Charm Bracelet; Brown Leather Medical ID Bracelet with Stainless Double Charm; Black Onyx and Stainless Stretch Bead Bracelet with Ring for Charms; Sterling Silver Medical Charm with 24 Crystal Stones on Lobster Clasp; Key to My Heart Stainless Charm Bracelet; and the Sterling Ball Beaded Bracelet.
- 10K Gold Filled Medical ID Charm Bracelet – This is a splendid classic bracelet of medical alert charms, easy on the eye and very affordable, perfect for the man or woman who is a snazzy dresser.
There are many other medical alert charms from which you can choose,, in various shapes and styles so that you can build up a collection to wear with different outfits if you like, and can have engraved with what you need.
How to Choose Your Medical Alert Charms
When trying to select which medical alert charms to buy, it is important that you think bout what type of jewelery you wear most often, so that the charm will fit in with it. If you are the type of person who does not wear jewelery often then you may want to think about getting a small charm that can be attached to your zipper pull or a shoe tag, your key-chain or even attached to your cell phone.
Also bear in mind when choosing medical alert charms that you will need to have certain information engraved on the charm, so the surface area needs to be large enough to do that.