Allergies

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  1. Trey

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    Hello. This morning is went to the allergist. Very lond, boring, and painful process. So far I know I'm allergic to almonds and soy. With some insurance issue I had to have latex tested by my blood, so I won't find out until later this week. I also think my allegic reaction was something to do with my MAST cells. I have no idea how these things work, but I'll be going on Zertec soon. This does not disqualify me does it?

    PS: Has anyone had blood taken, seperated into plasma, and had the plasma injected back into your body. It hurts alot.

    Thanks
    Trey
     
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    I'll find out how my blood test did on Tuesday.
     
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    I foud out I am allergic to hazlenuts and soy, (both stage 3 out of 6) and almonds, (stage2 out of 6).
     
  4. AlexT

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    Unfortunately, a disqualification is possible under:

    D141.50 Allergic manifestations, history of systemic allergic reaction

    Systemic allergic reaction (including insect venom, common foods, latex, etc.), history of...

    I am not a doctor and there are enough nuances in the section that you may squeak buy if your reaction is not "systemic". That's a call for DODMERB and your doctor. I would research the D141.50 disqualification further and take that material to your allergist to begin laying the groundwork for a potential remedial or waiver request. Good luck to you.
     
  5. Trey

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    Well its ood how, I still eat soy and almonds, not by themselves but foods that contain them and have no problem. Could I prove this and not get DQ'd?
     
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    I don't know, which is why I suggested that you diligently research the DODMERB standard referenced above, not just the section heading. What does "systemic" mean? Are your reactions systemic, etc.? Research the standard and take it to your allergist so that you can honestly present your condition. It may or may not be a DQ, but you don't want to inadvertently shoot yourself in the foot.
     
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    I suggest that you get a letter from your allergist explaining the severity (or lack of severity) for your allergies. Also, get copies of your medical records as it relates to this condition.

    There's a good chance you'll get a remedial (possibly DQed) and that kind of information will be requested. The sooner you get it into DoDMERB after they request it, the faster things go. Get it now & be ready for it.

    Even if you get DQed, there's no reason to lose hope. DD was DQed for spondylolysis and she received a waiver from USAFA and USNA. It's a lot of work, but being ready for it will make things go more smoothly.
     
  8. ca2midwestmom

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    Note the OP is currently an 8th grader.

    Trey,
    I would suggest you talk to your doctor/allergist and mention your long range plans of applying to a service academy and the potential for a DQ for this allergy. That way the doctor can note everything important in your file and avoid writing anything that isn't completely accurate (ie some kids are prescribed an inhaler but not diagnosed with asthma; if a doctor's notation isn't clear in the chart, that can come back to haunt you).
     
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    Systemic means affecting the whole body, or at least multiple organ systems. It is in contrast with topical or local.
     

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