Hayfever ?

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  1. Gutwrench

    Gutwrench New Member

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    What are the issues with a seasonal allergy controlled with Claritin or Sudefed with no sinus infections. AFROTC homepage states NO Hayfever but the other branches do not specify Hayfever as a DQ. Does the USAFA have the requirement? Are waveirs granted for Hayfever? If so what has to occur?

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  2. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    Gutwrench,

    Seasonal allergies, controlled with either over the counter medications, or a single prescription medication, where the symptoms last only a couple of weeks normally are not an issue. If the allergies are severe enough to warrant multiple medications or allergy immune therapy are a different story.
     
  3. thewill

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    i used to have seasonal allergies but i got allergy immunotherapy when i was in about 8th grade and i'm fine now. would that effect any chances of getting in?
     
  4. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    thewill,

    A history of allergy immune therapy (AIT) within the past 12 months is a disqualification. Any AIT prior to that, as long as it was successful, is not a disqualification. DoDMERB should ask for all medical records concerning the AIT, so I would make sure you have access to them, but as long as you are having little or no allergy symptoms you should be fine.
     
  5. thewill

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    yea, it was a few years ago, but it wasn't exactly successful.....

    my physician assistant messed up giving it to when she overdosed, so i didn't get anymore AIT from her. I got only about 3/4 way through. i still get mild symptons during the spring( only about a week of symptons requiring OTC medicine). Would that be disqualifying?
     
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    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    thewill,

    As long as the allergy symptoms that you had have decreased, and from your statement it sounds like they have, then there should be no problems.
     
  7. USMC72

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    RetNavyHM

    Would/could you explain why DoDMERB would issue a waiver for hayfever, allergies, etc., then request follow-up in form of questionaire or record of AIT?

    If a waiver is issued by DodMERB is it retractable?:confused:
     
  8. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    USMC72,

    I think I understand your question, but if I'm off base, please feel free to correct me. It sounds like your son/daughter had a disqualification for something, was then granted a waiver buy the waiver authorities (DoDMERB does not issue waivers), but there was additional remedial information that DoDMERB needs to clear up before his/her medical can be closed.

    This usually occurs when a disqualification is found on the initial medical examination. Once a disqualification is added, DoDMERB will not request any additional information unless the wavier authority requests it, or a wavier is granted.

    Please let me know if I missed the mark on this one.
     

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