Pneumonia

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  1. Megalodonthedinosaur

    Megalodonthedinosaur Member

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    Hi all! So I was reviewing the DQs, and I saw wheezing medication. I'm not asthmatic nor do I have breathing issues. But I came down with a nasty bout of bronchitis this year which turned into pneumonia, and took about 1.5-2 weeks to clear up. Is the pill medication I took for this disqualifying?
     
  2. Falcon A

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    Don't over think this

    Answer the questions on the DoDMERB form truthfully

    Explain any "Yes" statements in the remarks per the instructions.

    Don't answer more than is asked.
     
  3. 5Day

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    DoDI 6130.03, April 28, 2010
    Medical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, or Induction in the Military Services http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/613003p.pdf

    I pulled 2 sections from the standard that I think apply, (bold is mine)

    c. Current or history of recurrent acute infectious processes of the lung, including but not limited to viral pneumonia (480.x), pneumococcal pneumonia (481), bacterial pneumonia (482.xx), pneumonia due to other specified organism (483.x), pneumonia infectious disease classified elsewhere (484.x), bronchopneumonia (organism unspecified) (485), and pneumonia (organism unspecified) (486).

    e. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (491).
    (1) Current or history of bullous or generalized pulmonary emphysema (492).
    (2) Current bronchitis (490), acute or chronic symptoms over 3 months occurring at least twice a year (491).

    Read through the standard, but it looks like you should be good to go.

    You should understand the medical standard, always answer truthfully, and write your response to address the standard.
     

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