DoDMERB Allergies

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  1. tlbreen1

    tlbreen1 New Member

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    I am applying to the USMMA. I had a mild shellfish allergy in the past. Is this means for a disqualification?
     
  2. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    There are many, many threads about DODMERB issues, allergies, DQs. The key is if you have a diagnosis in your medical records, and you didn’t self-diagnose. You should report honestly on medical history forms and at physical exams, but don’t over-report.

    If you reported a shellfish allergy, it may be a DQ. Then, if remedial info is requested, you provide it. Then, you wait to see if a waiver process is initiated and the subsequent waiver decision.

    Keep in mind the SAs have different waiver thresholds, because the Service missions, gear and operating environments differ.
     
  3. GoCubbies

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    It's probably something DODMERB will want to look into a bit:

    "g. History of acute allergic reaction to fish, shellfish, peanuts, or tree nuts including the presence of a food-specific immunoglobulin E antibody if accompanied by a correlating clinical history."

    What kind of reaction did you get? You said you had a mild reaction in the past? Does that mean you had an allergy once and no longer have it (not likely)? Or you had it once, so you've avoided shellfish since then?
     
  4. tlbreen1

    tlbreen1 New Member

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    I’ve avoided shellfish since then.