Medical exam question

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  1. navyrn

    navyrn Member

    Sep 25, 2011
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    DD has her medical exam this week. She used an inhaler x 1 after she had the flu. Has never been dx with asthma, has never been tested for any asthma. I have reviewed all her medical records and have all copies. My question is - should she take the medical record with her to her appt? Or is this something they will request after they examine her? Thanks in advance for any help on this matter.
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

    Jul 26, 2008
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    If not asked for, I tend to not give. Just me.

    "Used an inhaler once..." brings a lot of questions to my mind, but the biggest is "Why?" You answered that with "she had the flu."

    I had pneumonia recently...the DR gave me the only inhaler I've ever used...some sort of steroidal thingie...REALLY helped with my breathing while I took my daily handful of pills to beat that nasty bug.

    Never had it after that. Now...were I an candidate, would that be a DQ? I can't think of any reason because it was a medicine prescribed to treat an illness (not a chronic condition).

    Be honest but don't be too open. Sounds deceptive and I assure you I don't mean it that way, but too many candidates/parents "volunteer a ton" and some of it turns out to be a "not really" but can cause angst.

    USAFA '83
  3. SonNo2of4

    SonNo2of4 Member

    Jul 5, 2012
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    Becoming standard of care

    I would not worry, as the use of an inhaler and corticosteroid is becoming the standard of care (in addition to an oral antibiotic) when a person has bronchitis or pneumonia. Having had bronchitis/pneumonia and having asthma are differnt things. Just answer the questions honestly. If they ask have you been diagnosed with asthma answer the question. If they ask have you ever used an inhaler, answer the question. You can provide an honest answer to either question and the Dr will know the difference of the question through follow up questions.

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