I was just reading an interesting post from Ruth at What Allergy this morning where she is discussing the current trend for having an allergy tattoo instead of wearing medic alert jewellery. A new one on me, I must say. If I listed my allergens, the tattoo would have to be up one leg and down the other ;).
I really must sort this medic alert thing out though and Ruth kindly gives a brief run-down of some of the medical jewellery you can get. When I looked, I wondered how I would get all the info on them though as most are tiny.
How would someone know what not to give you if you ended up in hospital? Of course, we hope it never happens, but what if it did? What strategies have you got in place to make sure they don’t stick you on a dextrose (corn?) drip and pump you full of your allergens? How would you be able to eat?
See here where I wrote about Skyguard, an assistance service for travellers and they have a UK service too. Might be too much for most of us, but I thought it could be a good way of listing all the things we would want medics to know. Alternatively, we could have a big sheet of paper somewhere!
What do you do? I’d like to shove the thought under the carpet, but I suppose I need to think about it a bit more!