DoDMERB Bee Sting Reaction Policy

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  1. Buddy Hall

    Buddy Hall New Member

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    When I was 8 years old, I had a reaction to a bee sting in which I could not breath for about 30 seconds. I was given an epi-pen and, although I have been stung by bees three times since then, I have never had another reaction or used the epi-pen. Will I be disqualified as a USCGA applicant because of this?
     
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    If I remember correctly, much of DODMERB medical history centered on incidents beyond the age of 12 or so. Please don't hold me to that, but look into it.

    Just curious, where were you that an epi-pen was readily available?
     
  3. Buddy Hall

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    I may not have worded that well; what I meant to say was that I did not use an epi-pen during the reaction, but visited a hospital a few days after the incident and was given an epi-pen for future use. Thank you for your help and I will be sure to look into what you have mentioned.
     
  4. 2018midmom

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    If you were not actually diagnosed with a bee sting allergy (and ESP if you haven't ever had a subsequent reaction) then you don't have an allergy. A physician being cautious because of a reported possible reaction is not the same thing as truly having a reaction, bring treated emergently at that time, and being diagnosed with a bee sting allergy.
     
  5. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Agree with 2018midmom (keeping in mind my only medical expertise is removing a splinter). You were 8... it could have simply been the "shock" of being stung.
     
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  6. AuxNoob

    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner

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    If you were not diagnosed by a physician as having an allergy, then you do not have one as far as DODMERB is concerned.
     
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