A few insights into Anaphylaxis and Severe Allergic Reactions from ICE-TAGS South Africa.
The blunt truth is that anaphylaxis is a life threatening, severe allergic reaction, not to be taken lightly! It is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment, a severe allergic reaction can cause anaphylactic shock, which needs to be treated with an adrenaline pen.
But, what happens when you are out, with no-one around you that knows you have an allergy to a bee sting for instance? Anaphylactic shock can render you unconscious within seconds, leaving you little time to explain to bystanders that they need to find your adrenaline pen, that’s if you have one, in order to save your life.
Time spent by strangers around you, even a few precious seconds, trying to figure out what to do, without any information, will whittle down your chances of survival even more while an ambulance is called.
Allergies have no respect for timing or location, it can happen anytime, anywhere, which is why the team at ICE-TAGS South Africa have put all their efforts into saving lives by offering ICE-TAGS allergy bracelets for children and adults, in every shape and colour possible, making them as comfortable and attractive as possible to wear and designed to suit all tastes.
From a personal perspective, I wish that I had invested in my own ICE-TAGS allergy bracelet before my first brush with death, however, it was the last and it really was my lucky day! A bee flew into the open window of my car, driving, slowly thankfully due to traffic, stung me and, as I went in and out of consciousness, I miraculously pulled my car to the side of the road without injuring anyone else!
Families were out for a sunset stroll along the beach front as I pulled my car into their path and stumbled out looking like a drunkard, with my Epipen in my hand (I carried it in the middle console after a near death experience with a spider) desperately trying to convince them I was anything but drunk before I lost consciousness. All I know is that someone must have realised what was happening and injected me. I came to in the emergency room with no memory of the ambulance ride either!
The double whammy was that I had been allergic to penicillin all my life, and that is often one of the first treatments used in accidents, I was lucky that I had not been injured, had it been so, the battle to save my life would have taken on a whole new dimension. Needless to say, I go nowhere without my ICE-TAGS Allergy Bracelet!
This is where the true value of what a team like ICE-TAGS and their ICE-TAGS Allergy Bracelets really comes to the fore, nothing can prepare you for saving a life like the right ICE (In Case of Emergency) information can, empowering first responders and medical personnel to save lives with this information readily available.
Emergency personnel are trained to look for your ICE-TAGS Allergy Bracelet or ICE-TAGS emergency identification, it’s up to you to help them to help you! Remember, allergies have no respect for time or location, take the time to be prepared and save a life with ICE-TAGS!
ICE-TAGS (Medical Information ID Tags)
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