any successful waivers for eczema?

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  1. punisherz1911

    punisherz1911 Member

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    Has anyone here gotten a successful waiver for eczema after getting a DQ?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    There are plenty of threads here from that past that deal with eczema. Suggest you do a search of the forum and read them. I'm sure it has been covered.
     
  3. punisherz1911

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    I did, all talk about what they are going to do to try and get a waiver. none were specific about getting a waiver and how they got it waived. specifically for the service academies
     
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    I got a waiver, but only after proving that I didn't have it any more. I had it when I was younger, which triggered a DQ. If you still have it, it'll be a lot harder...
     
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    Afrotc16: I am in exactly the same boat right now. I had eczema as a child but no longer have it and was medically disqualified. So far, West Point has requested a waiver, and I had my dermatologists fax a note to dodmerb informing them of my situation. Is this what you did? Any other tips? Thanks!
     
  6. CSU Cadet

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    I've seen someone before, claiming to be ex-dodmerb, post that if it hasn't affected you in the past 4 or 5 years, and the diagnosis is resolved, there's no use mentioning it. Of course he said that this doesn't apply to more serious conditions, but that there's no use threatening your future over something so small. He also said to be honest, but not "stupidly" so.

    I've seen recruiters tell recruits to lie. Is this any different?
     
  7. silongin1

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    My DS reported on DoDMERB that he had eczema until he was 13, and had initial status of "Remedial", and was asked for additional medical information (AMI). DS submitted all required AMI, including records of treatment and hospitalization. After submitting the AMI, his status changed to "qualified" within a few days.
     
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    If possible find a retired military Dr. to examine you. They understand the standards and can communicate with the waiver authorities and DoDMERB on their level, i.e. " they speak the lingo".
     
  9. afrotc16

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    I somehow found a former AF dermatologist (by coincidence!!) who wrote a letter to dodmerb saying that I did not have any signs of eczema after a full body scan; then I finally got a waiver. It was helpful to have the former AF dr though, she totally understood the situation.
     

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