DQ?

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  1. rdeschene

    rdeschene Member

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    I went on DoDMERB this morning and noticed for USMA that I “Did not meet medical standards.” There is not DQ code, but based off of the remedials I would assume it was cystic acne. It went away a while ago.
    Does anyone know if this is waiverable?
     
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    Chronic diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and eczema are disqualifying. Severe acne is disqualifying until successfully treated. If a course of Accutane is undertaken, this should be completed, with documentation of a favorable outcome six weeks prior to Induction Day. Pilonidal cyst, if evidenced by a discharging mass, is disqualifying until repaired successfully.

    https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/_files/documents/MedicalAppendix1.pdf

    My son had a short period where it said something before the actual code was posted.

    Here is a thread talking about it:

    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/dodmerb-question.54269/
     
  3. rdeschene

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    I did not do accutane, but we switch treatments and it started to go away. Today there are only a few spots where there is still cystic acne but it is practically gone and does not cause any discomfort (One of my remedials even was about discomfort and I replied that there was never discomfort with my acne). Why is this a problem?
     
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