Just last night I filled out and completed my medical history form for my DoDMERB medical exam, which I will be completing within the next week. I have searched through the DoDMERB forum history and the list of disqualifications on the DoDMERB website, and I now realize that a history of eczema is disqualifying if occurring after the 12th birthday. Back in 2006 at the age of 12, I had eczema on my legs due to my soccer shinguards rubbing against my skin. I was treated for the condition and prescribed a special ointment by the dermatologist that I went to. The eczema has since disappeared from my legs. Last spring I had an allergic reaction to clay on my hands while working with clay in my school art class, and my condition was not related to eczema. I was again prescribed a specific ointment by my doctor and the condition gradually faded away into the spring. Currently my hands have become red, dry, and itchy. I am unsure whether this is related to eczema, but I will be going to a specialist soon to have my hands looked at. How difficult is it to obtain a waiver for eczema? Will my allergic reaction to clay also be disqualifying? Should I begin contacting the dermatologists and doctors I have seen to collect records in case I am granted a waiver, or should I wait until I hear from DoDMERB? Since I have already completed and signed my medical history form and it seems that I am again developing eczema, should I note this on my form or should I wait until I see a specialist, which will most likely be after my medical exam? I apologize for my very long post and thank you to anyone who takes the time to read it. I would be very disappointed if I am unable to obtain a waiver for my skin conditions because it has always been a goal of mine to become an officer in the Army through USMA or ROTC.