Penicillin

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  1. aaron7198

    aaron7198 Member

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    As a child I was diagnosed as allergic to penicillin, Im not aware as how my body will react to it now. Is such an allergy disqualifying from an appointment or an ROTC scholarship?
     
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    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    Same problem here. Should I get tested to see if I'm still allergic? I have heard that sometimes babies are allergic to penicillin and then grow out of it.
     
  3. MorganC

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    I have a penicillin allergy and I passed DoDMERB easily.
     
  4. aaron7198

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    Did they ask you during the examination? or even mention it. And yes i was allergic to it as a baby or so my parents told me but idk how I stand right now with that allergy.
     
  5. MullenLE

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    It is NOT a DQ:thumb:
     
  6. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    I know I am bringing this thread out of nowhere, but I got tested for my previous allergy, and tested negative.
    The doctor said nearly all people who were once allergic to a -cillin (penicillin, amoxicillin) grow out of it after 5-10 years (cannot remember exact length of time). I got tested just so I wouldn't need to write it on all the forms anymore, and so that I could use a -cillin if need be.
     

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