Allergy shots

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  1. steelwhale

    steelwhale New Member

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    My son has previously taken allergy shots. He did not have any severe allergies, but the allergist said that he could benefit from taking them, so we naively listened to him. He was on them for about 2 years, I think, and by the time we stopped them, he was down to one per month. The problem may be that he won't have been without any shots for a year, depending on when his actual physical is. I need to check with the doctor to see when we actually stopped the shots, but of course it is the weekend! I didn't know allergy shots will earn a disqualification.
     
  2. falcongirl

    falcongirl USAFA grad

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    I wouldn't worry too much about immunotherapy. I took allergy shots for about 2 years, but stopped 1 year before inprocessing and was just fine while going through DoDMERB. Pre-allergy shots, I had pretty severe allergies to a bunch of pollens and some fruits. I even had an epi-pen (but never used it). After 2 years of shots, the food allergies were gone and all my allergies were significantly reduced. DoDMERB took a closer look at my file and I had to send them all my allergy information, but I didn't need a waiver.

    Even if your son won't be off allergy shots for 1 year, I believe that it is quite waiverable. I would recommend having your son's allergist put a note in his file that immunotherapy was successful, allergies reduced, no problems, cleared for all activity, etc. That way, when DoDMERB asks for more information, he should be good to go.

    Good luck!
     
  3. steelwhale

    steelwhale New Member

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    Thanks so much for your help and encouragement!
     

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