Waivers - Eczema

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  1. greene_m

    greene_m New Member

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    My son has been accepted into the prep school and will be playing football, but learned today that he has been disqualified for eczema. He answered the medical paperwork correctly, and said he had it at birth.

    He is 18 now and has not had an outbreak since grade school. Below is the information from the Medical Standards for Appointments.

    b. Current or history of atopic dermatitis (691) or eczema (692.9) after the 12th birthday.
    (1) Atopic Dermatitis. Active or history of residual or recurrent lesions in characteristic areas (face, neck, antecubital and or popliteal fossae, occasionally wrists and hands).
    (2) Non-Specific Dermatitis. Current or history of recurrent or chronic non-specific dermatitis to include contact (692) (irritant or allergic), or dyshidrotic dermatitis (705.81) requiring more than treatment with over the counter medications.

    It states after the 12th birthday....so is it possible he will receive a waiver? Has anyone seen a waiver granted for this if it was prior to 12th birthday?


    Thanks for the feedback..
     
  2. Packer

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    My son had what was diagnosed as eczema at around 3 or 4 years old but never had any re-occurences after that. The eczema question triggered a remedial for him. DoDMERB requested all records pertaining to the eczema. We supplied those and he was quickly listed as fully qualified.
    If the medical standard you quote is accurate, and I believe it is, I would not expect your son to be disqualified. Have they requested records? Good Luck.
     
  3. greene_m

    greene_m New Member

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    Thanks for the fast response Packer. DoDMERB has not requested the records yet - my son hasn't even recieved his letter yet. We checked the website this morning and saw the DQ.

    I hope my son receives a waiver and his status is changed. :)

    Thank you for sharing your story.....I have hope now. :)
     

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