Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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  1. karensmithfnp

    karensmithfnp New Member

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    I am aware the EoE is a disqualifying condition. I have read through the forums and have not found an updated answer since 2016 (first time on here so I apologize if I missed one). She had a recent EGD and was found to have active EoE - had not been on meds in 2 years. If she is on steroids and repeat EGD is negative, would she still be disqualified or is there a chance that she could get a waiver? Would she have to be on no swallowed steroids (liquid budnesoide swallowed) whatsoever to get a waiver?

    Also she is allergic to peanuts but no anaphylactic or visual reaction. We believe nuts is her sensitivity at least partially causing the EoE as she had no symptoms for years since stopping peanuts. If she remains on steroids, she could technically eat them.

    We believe she'll need to pull her application but just thought I'd take one more chance to ask. We don't want to waste anyone's time if there's zero chance. Due to living in Alaska, we'd have to fly to get her medical exam.
     
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    Tbpxece Member

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    You wouldn't be wasting anyone's time by applying. Waivers exist for the needs of the service-- go through the process and see what happens. If they want her, they'll issue the waiver.

    Clinical-only food allergies are waiverable (i.e. what it sounds like you are describing). She will likely have to discontinue the steroid use, though.
     
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    karensmithfnp New Member

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    Thank you for responding. I’ll update the thread once we find out if she gets a waiver or not to give others hope if able.