How to communicate your allergy with a medical alert bracelet

April 26, 2018

How to communicate your allergy with a medical alert bracelet

It’s World Allergy Week and this year the focus is on allergic Eczema however allergies can present themselves in many ways.  Some of the most common allergies are:

  • Food allergies – this can include milk (most often in children), dairy, lactose, eggs, nuts, soy, wheat, fish/shellfish (mostly found in adults), food colourings and flavourings among others.
  • Asthma – causes inflammation and swelling of the lungs and airways which can in turn lead to problems breathing and even fatality. Over 5 million people in the UK alone receive treatment for Asthma.
  • Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema – causes skin dryness, irritation and/or rash on the face or body. This can be due to use of soap, washing powders and detergents, genetics, certain material such as wool, hormonal changes, skin infections, environmental factors such as cold weather, dampness, dust mites, moulds, and pet fur. Food allergies can also trigger Eczema symptoms.
  • Allergies to certain medications – these can include penicillin, Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen, painkillers such as Codeine and Morphine, anaesthetics such as Suxamethonium and certain medications used in Chemotherapy treatment.

This list is not conclusive as there are lots of allergies which affect people day to day such as latex allergy, bee/wasp stings, and certain metals among many others. The severity of each person’s allergy is individual, some people may only have mild symptoms whereas for others their reaction can be severe, and sometimes life threatening.

Medical alert jewellery and wristbands are important for those with severe allergies or allergies, especially those that may be life threatening. If you do need emergency assistance it helps first responders identify what the issue is and get you the treatment you need more quickly.

For drug allergies it shows emergency and medical staff what medication you are unable to have, this is especially important if you are unable to speak and tell them this information yourself for any reason.

We have recently launched new silicone wristbands covering nut allergy, asthma, and penicillin allergy.  Our custom engraving option is perfect for those who have more specific allergies or want to add a name or phone number. If you have any questions about how to communicate your allergy with a medical or ID bracelet, just get in touch on

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in News

Caring For Your Silver Jewellery
Caring For Your Silver Jewellery

November 19, 2018

Sterling silver is one of the most popular types of metal used for jewellery because it is affordable, suits all skin tones, is durable and is very lightweight.

One of the downsides to silver though is that it can tarnish over time through no fault of the owner; however, with a bit of care it is possible to keep your silver jewellery looking bright and shiny for a lot longer.

View full article →

LGBT colours and their meanings
LGBT colours and their meanings

October 22, 2018

View full article →

Three words to remind you of a special place
Three words to remind you of a special place

September 28, 2018

Do you have a special place? Maybe the place you grew up, where you met your partner, had your first kiss or where your child was born. Wouldn’t it be nice to carry a reminder of that place around with you every day on a piece of personalised jewellery?

View full article →

Welcome to Butler & Grace. We offer products and services for sale under these terms and conditions, which apply to every order, and can only be changed with the express written consent of Butler & Grace Ltd.

It is important that you take the time to read them carefully. They will be updated from time to time without notice (current version is 1.02), and you can always access the current version of the terms on this webpage.

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, please contact us at

** Please also read our Privacy Policy **


Explanation of Terminology


Intellectual Property Rights


Moderation of Content


Variation of Specification


Prices and Payment




Care of Jewellery


Quality and Performance




Alterations and Repairs


Love It Guarantee




Force Majeure




Butler & Grace Ltd Logo