Bee Sting Allergy

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  1. mrbriguy11

    mrbriguy11 New Member

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    Hey guys,
    I have been wanting to go to West Point for a few years now(15 years old), but I just put two and two together that a bee-sting allergy may be an issue. I have done some research and found about things like WLC and the bee sting allergy kit that soldiers wear. I have gotten mixed answers on whether it is an issue or not, though. Some people online say they were kicked out of bootcamp because they were stung and had an allergic reaction. I would like to know that if I fully disclose the bee-sting allergy, that it won't be a problem? I am hoping WLC is the solution.
    p.s.- I've started taking allergy shots which will greatly reduce 90-100% my chance of having an allergic reaction within a few years.
     
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    Two potential issues - first is the allergy and second is the immunotherapy. You'll need to disclose both and let admissions decide if they want to seek a med waiver.
     
  3. proudfather

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    I know of a young man with a nomination who was disqualified due to bee sting allergy at NA. Allergies of all types seem to be difficult to predict. DS had a food allergy that was waived by NA but not by AFA. I'm sure if you search, you will find info on this forum or on the web generally.
     
  4. MemberLG

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    Be careful on what or how you say things on this forum.

    Are you saying if your bee sting allergy might become an issue, you won't disclose it?
     
  5. mrbriguy11

    mrbriguy11 New Member

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    I am sorry if it sounded like that, but that is not what I meant. I have full intention of disclosing, and I am aware of the disciplinary actions of non-disclosure.
     
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    I am getting a lot of mixed answers, some websites are saying soldiers must wear a bee-sting allergy kit at all times, others are saying it is automatic disqualification from military involvement. Can anyone explain that?
     
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    Unfortunately WP denied the waiver for my sons bee sting allergy. AFA obviously waived it, as did NROTC.

    I would encourage you to still press forward and just have a good plan B. your immunotherapy has started earlier than my sons who didn't even know he had an allergy until the summer before his senior year so that may factor in to the waiver process.

    I do not know for sure but if I had to guess I would say that those who have the kits may have already been in when it was discovered so they didn't get discharged? I'm sure someone else here will know better than I.
     
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    I am a 2019 hopeful and fortunately for me, I have been medically qualified for USMA. I received my dodmerb approval two weeks ago. I disclosed the details of my last reaction (7 years ago). :thumb:
     

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