Asthma Question

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Mandyj34, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Mandyj34

    Mandyj34 Member

    Oct 15, 2013
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    Hey you guys. I had childhood Asthma, which I outgrew by age 10. Do I need to say "Yes, I have had asthma" on my DoDMERB exam information? I'm filling out the form and I want to make sure that they realize I do not have asthma anymore, there's not really a box to check for that.
  2. ca2midwestmom

    ca2midwestmom Member

    Oct 23, 2013
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    Yes, answer all questions about past/present medical history truthfully. There should be a place to explain in detail if needed. Most likely you will get a remedial (additional testing and/or paperwork) or a DQ and a chance at a waiver. If you haven't been prescribed an inhaler since age 13, you have a better chance for a remedial.
  3. Godandcountry

    Godandcountry Member

    Aug 10, 2013
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    Son, who is just beginning the process as a junior and will attend NASS, was administered a spirometry test at his allergist who determined he does not have asthma and perhaps never did. We requested the test preemptively to find out what he is dealing with - so this was promising news. Apparently he is allergic to cats and when not around cats has no issues.

    Does anyone know if passing this test (apparently at 98% tile breathing capacity) eliminates DODMERB issues with a record of childhood asthma like symptoms.

    His long time Dr indicates he does not have asthma and has put same diagnosis in his medical file.

    Thank you.

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