Peanut Allergy Disqualification

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  1. labsaq

    labsaq New Member

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    I just received a letter stating I was disqualified for a peanut allergy. I have not had a reaction to peanuts since I was 11 months old! I have inadvertently eaten cookies, granola bars, etc with peanuts over the years with no adverse reaction.

    What should I do now? Any advice?
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    DODMERB based their DQ on something - your answers on a form, your medical records - they didn't just make a mistake, right?

    You need to pursue a "rebuttal," not a waiver. You are rebutting the diagnosis - i.e. denying that you have a peanut allergy.

    You must be able to substantiate your claim that you are no longer (or never were) allergic to peanuts. The burden of proof is on you.

    Contact DODMERB as soon as possible, the clock is ticking.
     
  3. labsaq

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    It was listed on the initial medical questionnaire I filled out and submitted.
     
  4. labsaq

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    The disqualification came after reviewing the remedial.
     
  5. Pima

    Pima Parent

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    If you are DQ'd after a remedial than it is up to the branch to waive it.
     
  6. thepalmers4

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    oral challenge test

    One way to rebut the peanut allergy dq is to ask your allergist to do an oral challenge test. You would eat peanuts in his presence. If you do not react, he should be able to write dodmerb that you do not react to peanuts.

    Your allergist may be reluctant to give this test, because the result might be your demise.
     
  7. DudusMaximus

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    What does "react" mean? Anaphalactic reaction? Tummy ache?
     

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