Prescription medication

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  1. aglages

    aglages Parent

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    Prior to leaving for Beast my son was taking a prescription antibiotic for acne. We knew that he couldn't take the medication with him to BCT, but how about after? Do we need something from his Dermatologist for USAFA, or do we just send his medication to him in the container that was given to him from the pharmacist? Appreciate any guidance.
     
  2. HNeedle

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    yup, you can send it to him after acceptance day, no questions asked
     
  3. kumano

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    Prescription for acne

    My son decided to stop taking the meds before going to BCT and just give it up all together. He said if it got bad enough again he would see someone there about it. So I now have 2 bottles of antibotics and lotions at home. I figured it was his decision.
     
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    Thanks HNeedle and kumano!

    My son was doing fine without his medication for the first couple of weeks of Beast but I just saw a picture of him at Jacks Valley that didn't look good. Of course it might just be that the outbreak is caused by the conditions; hot, sweaty, dirty and the Basics are under "some" stress.:wink: We'll send it to him in time for Acceptance Day along with some vitamins and he can decide for himself what he wants to do with it.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. dohdean

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    He can make an appointment at the dermatology clinic once he is back from Jack's (I don't know the exact timing of when he can make that appointment but during Transition days he can figure out when and how -- appointments are made by phone call). I think you could probably send him his medications -- or at least the names/dosages/etc. -- and he can take medication/information to the clinic and get a new prescription, treatment as needed. My daughter has had good luck at the clinic and gotten good treatment. Lots of kids come back from Jack's with dermatology issues -- he won't be the only one looking to schedule an appointment and resume acne medicine.
     
  6. aglages

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    Thanks Dohdean! I'll pass the information on to my son.:thumb:
     

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