Medic ID Lab has the perfect solution of medical ID jewellery that can be engraved to show medical conditions, communicating important information to first-responders in an emergency. We have bracelets that are perfect for men, women and children in beautifully crafted leather to precious metal, matching and complementing your style. Nobody said medical alert bracelets had to be plain and boring!
A penicillin allergy bracelet is not to just inform but also to alert people if you have reactions to this antibiotic when in an emergency, it could just save your life! Rescuers, first-aiders and medical professionals can perform the appropriate action to the wearer when involved in an emergency just by looking at the medical alert tag.
Penicillin is a very common antibiotic that doctors prescribe for many bacterial infections. Many people have negative reactions to penicillin, and some people are truly allergic to it. If you have had a negative reaction to this type of antibiotic or are allergic to it, our medical ID bracelets are the safest way is to avoid this medication altogether and other certain other antibiotics that are related.
What is penicillin?
Alexander Fleming first discovered penicillin in 1928 and it continues to be one of the most important antibiotics today. The penicillin family of antibiotics contains over 15 chemically related drugs, such as ampicillin and amoxicillin. They are given by mouth or an injection to treat many bacterial infections and is one of the most frequently used antibiotic in the world.
How do we know if we are allergic to penicillin?
There is a highly sensitive penicillin skin test available that can be used to determine if you have an allergy to this type of antibiotic. An allergist/ immunologist can perform this testing, or an oral dose can also be given to confirm that it is safe to use.
They are the safest and most effective antibiotics for many infections so, therefore, it is important to find out if the patient really has a penicillin allergy.
10% of the population is labelled with being allergic to penicillin and over 90% of these individuals are negative on allergy testing and can tolerate penicillin.
Penicillin allergy symptoms
Immediate allergic reactions typically occur quickly after receiving a dose of the medication.
- Raised itchy rash
- Swelling around the face, hands and feet
- Skin turning blue
- Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting
More serious reactions
- Swelling of the tongue, throat and lips
- Difficulty in breathing, coughing, tight chest, wheezing
- Light-headedness, loss of consciousness (low blood pressure)
- Anaphylaxis – a life-threatening condition that affects multiple body systems
In rare cases, an allergy to penicillin can cause an anaphylactic reaction, which can be deadly – this usually happens within an hour after you take penicillin.
How our ID bracelets could save your life!
Our medical alert ID bracelets will decrease your risk of being given medications to which you may be or have an allergy to them and avoid a life-threatening emergency.
This red with black clasp waterproof medical alert bracelet for a man is the perfect piece of jewellery to make others aware you are allergic to penicillin. It comes in a range of sizes – 17cm, 19cm, 21cm and 23cm. You can engrave the clasp with up to 46 characters on both sides with us recommending you having your vital medical information on the front of your clasp and personal information on the back. This bright red is stylish and will complement your style, as well as being conveniently waterproof. View product.
The heart medical alert bracelet below is made in stainless steel with a cute heart-shaped pendant allowing you to have an engravement of up to 42 characters. It is available in a range of sizes – 15cm, 17cm or 19cm and is a stylish design that will match a woman’s entire wardrobe. View product.
The kids pink waterproof medical alert bracelet below is perfect for those girls who love swimming and what girl doesn’t like pink? It comes in three different sizes – 17cm, 19cm and 21cm. With the engravement of up to 46 characters on both sides. We recommend that you have your vital medical information on the front of your clasp and personal information on the back. This product is completely waterproof. View product.