It has been estimated that up to 1 percent of the population of the United States or as many as 3 million people suffer from peanut allergies. More people in America suffer from peanut allergy than any other food allergy and for some of them exposure to even a very small amount could be fatal. Peanut allergies result in 80 of those afflicted grow out of it, for the rest of them it's a very serious problem. Even the tiniest contact with a peanut or nut product could cause major problems for many sufferers.
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A strange thing about peanut allergies is that the first time someone is exposed to a peanut they don't have a problem, but the second time they could have a reaction. The reason is the first time the immune system develops antibodies to fight the proteins in peanut products and the next time the body recognizes these proteins they are attacked by the antibodies which produces a allergic reaction, according to an article in Peanut Allergy.
ICE ID produce a range of fashionable medical id bracelets that can help those who suffer from peanut allergies to alert their condition to others.
According to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology allergy reactions start and proceed quickly even though fatalities are rare. They say that in severe cases epinephrine (such as adrenaline) must be used to keep sufferers from going into anaphylactic shock. When given in time it could reverse the condition by increasing heart rate, squeezing the blood vessels, relaxing lung muscles and halting swelling in the throat and face. Once the drug is given the patient must immediately follow-up at a hospital.
All our medical alert tags are stainless steel and your personal information is laser engraved. This makes them virtually indestructible and overcomes the problems associated with hand written tags such as fading and illegibility.
Each TAG can include up to 6 lines of information. Recommendations include NAME, TOWN/POST CODE, NHS NUMBER, 2 EMERGENCY NUMBERS, MEDICAL INSURANCE NUMBER, BLOOD GROUP AND ANY KNOWN ALLERGIES OR CONDITIONS.
If your child or loved one is diabetic, or suffers from peanut allergy, autism or epilepsy, then wearing some form of medical alert id is vitally important. Our range of allergy id bracelets, speak for you when you can't, giving the care-givers all the vital information they need to give you the best possible care in the fastest possible time.
It could save your life!!!
Peanut Allergy UK - Discussion forum for peanut allergy sufferers in the UK
The Anaphylaxis Campaign - The Anaphylaxis Campaign is the only UK charity to exclusively meet the needs of the growing numbers of people at risk from severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) by providing information and support relating to foods and other triggers such as latex, drugs and insect stings.
Don't Go Nuts - Information and advice for peanut and nut allergy sufferers in the UK.