Minor Peanut Allergy

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  1. rcramer

    rcramer New Member

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    I've had a minor peanut allergy since I was 4. All that really happens is my tongue gets tingly. Would this allergy be disqualifying if I want to go to USNA? Or would I be able to get a waiver because it is so minor?
     
  2. AlexT

    AlexT Banned

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    Have you been formally diagnosed with the appropriate food challenges?

    Too often, people fill out their questionnaires with things they "think" they have (have fever, allergies, etc), rather than what has been diagnosed by a doctor.

    If you've been diagnosed via a doctor-administered food challenge with appropriate auto-immune responses, then you have a food allergy and you will have issues with DODMERB.

    If it's been diagnosed, disclose it, even if it may result in a disqualification. If you haven't been diagnosed, you have nothing to disclose.
     
  3. Pima

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    +1 to AlexT

    The fact is this is not just about you, it really is about everyone that wears the uniform.
    ~ Can't deploy for any medical reason equates to someone else that will deploy in your stead.

    It is SERVICE BEFORE SELF and MISSION FIRST.

    Peanuts are a big factor for many reasons, 1 being peanut oil that is common for frying.
     

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