Mild Pet Allergies = Disqualification?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by caitvvw, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. caitvvw

    caitvvw 5-Year Member

    Dec 13, 2009
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    I marked down for DoDMERB (perhaps unintelligently) that I occasionally had very mild allergies related to pollen or pet dander. My allergies were never disruptive and I never took medication, so they're more annoyance than trouble. Currently, I'm in the waiver process and have a test scheduled for February 3rd regarding these allergies.

    It struck me: could such an allergy keep me medically disqualified?

    It seems illogical to me that the academies be concerned if I were mildly allergic to, say, cats. I can see why things like asthma could cause problems, as given the right situation you could become incapacitated. But it hardly seems like having itchy/watery eyes after contact with an animal would be harmful or an impending threat in a military career. I suppose I'm just trying to figure out the reasoning behind all this concern regarding my allergies.

    Does anyone have experience with this?
  2. MullenLE

    MullenLE 5-Year Member

    May 31, 2008
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