Sulfa Allergy for Contracted Cadet?

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  1. wolfpack1993

    wolfpack1993 New Member

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    I am a contracted freshman in Army ROTC. I was taking Bactrim (part of the Sulfa drug group), and had an allergic reaction...not seveer, just a rash and a fever. My PMS expressed some concern over this. What will DODMERB say? Is this an immediate disqualification, even if I'm contracted?
     
  2. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    My son is allergic to Penicillin and it wasn't an issue with Dodmerb at all so I can't see why it would be? I know there was a thread about it (Penicillin Allergy at least) around a year ago and several others were cleared without issue. Definitely not an expert at Dodmerb here though! Good luck!
     
  3. AROTC Parent

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    Wolfpack,
    Don't sweat it. Listen to your doctor. If he tells you you are allergic or possibly allergic just write that down when you are asked to update your medical information. Just remember the month and year and possibly the name of the Dr.

    My DD is a contracted MSII. Sulfa Drug allergy. We wrote it on her initial medical history and indicated the Dr said avoid sulfa drugs. It didn't even warrant a question from the Doctor or DodMERB.
     
  4. wolfpack1993

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    Thanks for the replies. The doctor prescribed a steroid for me to get rid of the rash...should I assume that is not a problem for DODMERB?
     

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