Antibiotic Allergies

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  1. DPod

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    I am Allergic to the following antibiotics:
    -Amoxicillin
    -Biaxin
    -Omnicef
    -Suprax

    Would this cause me problems with dodmerb?
     
  2. Pima

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    In the end you just have to go through the process. DoDMERB DQ's, branches waive. Thus, even if it is an issue, they (DoDMERB) don't have the final word.

    I think the answer you really want to know is if these allergies are waiverable. In that case, I would leave kp2001 to answer.

    However, I stand with my position. Move forward and apply for the SA and ROTC scholarships, it doesn't cost a thing...but, time.

    While you are in the process get your medical paperwork in order for the just in case it is a remedial or DQ issue.
     
  3. DPod

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    Thank you. I am in the process of getting my records ready just in case. I was awarded an AROTC scholarship to St. John's in the March Board (just found out friday), and now i'm getting nervous about the DODMERB. I can finally see the finish line and I definitely don't want it all to disappear.
     
  4. Aglahad

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    Penicillins sometimes has a cross allergy with cephalosporins (the drugs you listed). Both are pretty common allergies and I have seen many military with at least one antibiotic allergy.

    I am an RN and not a doc but can tell you that both aren't a huge deal however I would definitely disclose this to the provider at the DoDMERB physical. Just curious, what kind of reactions do you get from these meds? Full blown anaphylaxis or some itching/redness?
     
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  5. Aglahad

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    One of those is a macrolide antibiotic too. Hmm I would definitely clarify with your PCP because usually people are allergic to classes of antibiotics drugs and not specific ones. Also thinking about 3 classes of antibiotics, especially 3 of the larger ones, might be questionable on the DoDMERB.
     
  6. DPod

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    I had anaphylactic reactions to the ones I listed around the age of 3-4ish. I can take clindamycin and have not problems with it. I have taken it since the age of four when we found out i was allergic to the other antibiotics. Haven't tried anything else. If DODMERB DQs me first time, is this waiverable at least?
     
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